Global & Disaster Medicine

CDC’s Zika MAC test has been cleared by FDA (Emergency Use Authorization) for detecting evidence of the virus in human sera or CSF

**  the Zika MAC test is used to gauge recent infection and can detect the virus as early as 4 days after symptoms begin.

FDA approval letter

“….. the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issue an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for emergency use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Zika Immunoglobulin M (IgM) Antibody Capture Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Zika MAC-ELISA) for the presumptive detection of Zika virusspecific IgM in human sera or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)……”

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