Poliovirus Laboratory Testing

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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 AFM specimens to CDC.

Shot of a young woman using a machine to conduct a medical test in a laboratory.
Polio Diagnostic Methods

Various methods for testing specimens for poliovirus

Test tubes.
Polio Specimen Collection, Storage, and Shipment

Which specimens should be collected and how

Cold sample storage container in a test tube laboratory.
Poliovirus Containment

U.S. participation in World Health Organization’s plan to contain poliovirus type 2 in select laboratories across the world.

Page last reviewed: September 28, 2021
Content source: Global Immunization