This real-time polymerase chain reaction test provides qualitative detection of non-variola Orthopoxvirus (ie, monkeypox) DNA in swab specimens of skin or genital lesions present in individuals with suspected monkeypox.
Orthopoxvirus DNA, QL PCR: Not Detected; Monkeypox Virus DNA, QL PCR: Not Detected
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Additional Information: Source information should include anatomical site of collection. Each lesion should be ordered separately. To avoid cross contamination, do not combine multiple sites into one order.
6 - 10 days
1. Swab or brush the lesion vigorously (not obtaining adequate DNA can result in inconclusive results) with 2 sterile swabs.
2. Place both swabs in same 1 tube containing VTM.
3. Send frozen
Glass transport tubes
Swabs submitted in paper swab packaging sleeve
Foam tipped swabs
Test sent to Mayo Clinic Laboratories, performed by Quest Diagnostics