Updated CDC Zika Laboratory Testing Guidance
Date:Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Grace Kubin, Ph.D.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Association of Public Health Laboratories
Matthew J. Binnicker, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Director of Clinical Virology
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
American Society for Microbiology
Christy Ottendorfer, Ph.D.
Team Lead, Zika Lab Team Task Force
Emergency Operations Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC and several state and local health departments are testing for Zika virus. Every day, CDC learns more about Zika. CDC has recently released revised Zika virus laboratory testing guidance. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the updated recommendations in CDC’s Guidance for U.S. Laboratories Testing for Zika Virus Infection and understand their role in testing specimens collected from patients. In addition, subject matter experts from CDC, the American Society for Microbiology, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories will discuss changes to the CDC Trioplex Real-time RT-PCR (rRT-PCR) Assay Emergency Use Authorization, examine the use of non-CDC developed assays, and review recommendations for plaque reduction neutralization testing in Puerto Rico.
- Describe all available Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorizations for Zika virus assays.
- Discuss Zika virus testing methods, including molecular and antibody detection.
- Explain the role of public health laboratories, clinicians, and health departments in Zika testing and diagnosis.
- Identify Zika virus laboratory testing algorithms and resources.
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- Audio conference call on 12/01/16: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
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- Activity number:WCWD2286(SC)
- Date of origination:December 12, 2013
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- Date of expiration:December 12, 2017
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