Poliovirus Laboratory Testing

Submissions require pre-approval

Because specimen submission requirements for CLIA diagnostic testing are currently being updated, ALL submissions to CDC for diagnostic testing require pre-approval at this time. Please contact PicornaLab@cdc.gov before submitting specimens to CDC.

Wastewater Testing for Poliovirus

Considerations For Wastewater Testing for Poliovirus in the United States
Poliovirus detections in wastewater should be a rare event; work with you state and/or local health department to consider whether to initiate this type of testing.

CDC Wastewater Investigation, 2023
CDC is working with select jurisdictions to strategically expand wastewater testing for poliovirus in counties with potentially low polio vaccination coverage.

A scientist pours liquid from one flask to another as part of wastewater testing for poliovirus.