Which lab testing for Zika virus infection is indicated in pregnancy?

Updated: Dec 11, 2018
  • Author: Bhagyashri D Navalkele, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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All pregnant women should be screened for a travel history to Zika virus–affected areas. [21] Symptomatic pregnant women with a positive travel history should undergo RT-PCR or serological testing for detection of Zika virus infection. See the flowchart below.

Testing algorithm for pregnant women with history Testing algorithm for pregnant women with history of travel to areas with active Zika virus transmission. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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