CPT code: 87593
Use to detect the orthopoxviruses, including the Monkeypox virus
Lesion swab; swab the lesion vigorously to collect an appropriate amount of DNA. Lesions do not have to be deroofed prior to swabbing.
3.0mL viral transport media
Refrigerated (2-8°C): ≤ 7 days or Frozen (≤ -20°C): 30 days
Room Temperature (15-25°C): place specimen in refrigerator or freezer within 5 minutes of collection.
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Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days
devlab test code
Nucleic Acid Amplification
Daily (Monday – Friday)
Within 24 hours from receipt (Monday – Friday)
Monkeypox, Poxvirus, Monkeypox Virus
SUBMIT WITH ORDER
Signed Test Requisition and Public Health Demographics Form
Result is consistent with Monkeypox virus infection
Results are inconclusive; please consider submitting a new specimen
Monkeypox viral DNA not detected
NOTE: This test does not differentiate members of the orthopoxvirus genus. Vesicular specimens obtained from those infected with non-variola orthopoxvirus, e.g., vaccinia, monkeypox virus, cowpox, should produce a positive result in this assay. In the United States, a positive result is most likely due to infection with monkeypox virus or vaccinia virus. Other orthopoxviruses may be considered if appropriate. Refer to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if additional confirmatory testing is needed.