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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

Patient Materials

Pregnant Women


Zika Virus Testing: For asymptomatic pregnant women with ongoing exposure to Zika


Pretesting Counseling Guide for Asymptomatic Pregnant Women with Ongoing Exposure to Zika


Zika Virus Testing: For symptomatic pregnant women with exposure to Zika


Pretesting Counseling Guide for Pregnant Women with Symptoms of Zika


Zika Virus Testing: For asymptomatic pregnant women with recent exposure to Zika


Pretesting Counseling Guide for Asymptomatic Pregnant Women without Ongoing Exposure to Zika


Pregnant Women with a Positive Zika Test

Non-pregnant Women

Non-Pregnant Women with a Positive Zika Test

Men

Men with a Positive Zika Test

Parents

Parents of a Child with a Positive Zika Test

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