Date Sent: 05/06/2016 04:38 PM EDT
Sender: Michigan Health Alert Network
Subject: Zika Virus Diagnostic Testing Available at MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories
On Monday, May 9, 2016, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Laboratories (BOL) will begin to offer an Emerging Arbovirus Panel that will include diagnostic testing for the following viruses: Zika, dengue, chikungunya. This Emerging Arbovirus Panel is offered in addition to the Arbovirus Panel that MDHHS BOL has offered to Michigan healthcare providers and their patients for over a decade that includes testing for West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, and La Crosse encephalitis virus.
Please see the attached Memo for details of the testing methods being offered, and the process for submitting samples to BOL for testing of eligible patients.