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Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Clinical Laboratory Guidance

The following information is provided in the event specimens are to be collected and sent to the North Carolina State Laboratory for Public Health to be tested for Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). This testing is performed by the Bioterrorism and Emerging Pathogens (BTEP) Unit. All requests for testing must be approved by the Communicable Disease Branch (919-733-3419) prior to collecting samples. Please refer to the following document for more information.

SLPH Bioterrorism Information