Laboratory Testing for MERS

United States
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Resource Updated:
Aug. 02, 2019
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About this Resource

CDC’s overview of laboratory testing for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus.


Healthcare facilities expecting to need to test patients for MERS.

Key Takeaways

  • Description of molecular and serology tests available for detecting MERS
  • Molecular tests can diagnose active infection and may be available through local or state health departments
  • Serology tests can detect prior infection