Test directory: Monkeypox Virus DNA, PCR

Ordering Code7764
Test NameMonkeypox Virus DNA, PCR
Preferred SpecimenLesion swab collected in 3 mL viral culture media (VCM) or equivalent
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsSwab the pustule/lesion vigorously and place the swab into a viral culture media (or equivalent) tube. Each individual specimen submitted for Monkeypox virus testing should be accompanied by its own separate requisition and transported in its own sealed bag. Multiple specimens collected on a single patient should be submitted separately.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Rejection CriteriaCalcium Alginate swabs, Wooden swabs, Dry swabs
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time5 Days
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Orthopoxvirus DNA, QL PCRALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Monkeypox Virus DNA, QL PCRALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED