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

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