CDC recommends diagnostic testing of urine specimens for suspected Zika

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued interim guidance recommending Zika virus rRT-PCR testing of urine collected less than 14 days after symptom onset, along with testing of patient-matched serum samples, for the diagnosis of suspected Zika virus infection. CDC recommendations for Zika virus testing of serum and other clinical specimens remain unchanged at this time. Healthcare providers are encouraged to contact their state or local health department to facilitate testing. Read the CDC interim guidance.