Polio Specimen Collection, Storage, and Shipment
CDC’s Infectious Disease Laboratories provide guidance for polio specimen collection, storage, and shipment. Specimen and shipment details per test, as well as points of contact, can be found in the appropriate link below.
Important for U.S. patient samples: before sending specimens to CDC, please contact your state or local health department
Stool testing for polio diagnostics:
Stool testing for polio clinical trials:
- Polio cell culture isolation for clinical trials (Test CDC-10548)
- Polio direct detection and titration (CCID50 assay; Test CDC-10549)