Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WHO: Laboratory Testing for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus - September 2013

[Link to this document will be located on the right side-bar.  Editing below is mine].
Interim recommendations
The purpose of this document is to provide interim recommendations to laboratories and
stakeholders involved in laboratory testing for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
(MERS-CoV).  WHO publishes regular updates on the current status of the MERS-CoV event
The recommendations have been prepared by WHO based on current knowledge. They have been
reviewed by laboratory experts, including those with experience handling this virus and other
coronaviruses, and also those with expertise in the development of diagnostic assays for
coronaviruses. WHO is closely monitoring developments related to this virus and will revise
these recommendations when necessary. Unless revisions are made, this document will expire on
28 February 2014

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