Zika Virus Testing: For pregnant women who may have been exposed to Zika within the past 2 weeks
Understanding Zika Virus Test Results
Reporting Test Results
When CDC performs testing, results will typically be sent to the state or local health department within 3 weeks after specimen receipt. Reporting times for test results may be longer during summer months or when arbovirus activity increases. Turnaround time on tissue specimens will vary, depending on testing volume and type of testing required.
- CDC sends all test results to the appropriate state or local health department.
- State or local health departments report test results to doctors.
- Doctors report test results to patients.
Interpreting Test Results
- Interim Guidance for Interpretation of Zika Virus Antibody Test Results (MMWR, June 2016)
- Interpreting Zika MAC-ELISA Results: English [PDF – 4 pages]
- Interpreting Trioplex Real-Time RT-PCR Assay Results: English [PDF – 5 pages] | Spanish [PDF – 6 pages] | Portuguese [PDF – 6 pages]
Pretesting Counseling Guide for Pregnant Women Exposed to or with Symptom Onset within the Past 2 Weeks
Zika Virus Testing: For pregnant women who may have been exposed to Zika 2-12 weeks ago
Pretesting Counseling Guide for Pregnant Women Exposed to or with Symptom Onset 2-12 Weeks Ago
Pretesting Counseling Guide for Pregnant Women Living in Areas with Active Zika Virus Transmission
Non-Pregnant Women with a Positive Zika Test
EUA Patient Fact Sheets
View detailed guidance for laboratory testing and testing algorithms.
- Page last reviewed: May 10, 2017
- Page last updated: May 10, 2017
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