RT-PCR testing is indicated in pregnant patients whose symptoms began the previous week. Specimens collected 4 or more days after the patient became symptomatic should be subjected to immunoglobulin M (IgM) and neutralizing antibody testing. Distinguishing Zika virus from other flavivirus infections may be difficult.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know the Zika Virus Guidelines? - Medscape - Jan 27, 2016.