Laboratory Information for Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever

What to know

  • State public health laboratories and federal agencies can submit specimens to CDC for testing.
A blue gloved hand holding a positive Typhoid blood sample. A plastic tray holding other samples sits in the background.


CDC offers testing for Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi.

CDC accepts specimens for analysis only from state public health laboratories and other federal agencies. Private healthcare providers and institutions must submit specimens to their state public health laboratory for processing.