Test Details

Mnemonic

MOPOX

Ordering Code

3400644

CPT-4 Code(s)

87593 x 2

Specimen Information

Collect

Lesion swab

Specimen Preparation

Swab the pustule/lesion vigorously and place the swab in viral transport medium (VTM) 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.

Alternate Specimen

Viral culture media (VCM), Universal transport media (UTM)

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Calcium alginate swabs; cotton swabs; wooden shaft swabs, dry swabs, samples not submitted
in VCM or equivalent

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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Reference Range

Orthopoxvirus DNA, QL PCR Not detected
Monkeypox Virus DNA, QL PCR Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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