Monkeypox Testing Available as a Referred Test

July 21, 2022

Warde Medical Laboratory now offers monkeypox PCR testing as a referred test to Quest Diagnostics.

Quest Diagnostics’ PCR monkeypox virus test is a Multiplex PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of Orthopox viruses (non-variola) and Monkeypox virus (West African clade) using swabs from human pustular or vesicular rash specimens.

The test can be ordered by calling Warde’s client services at 800-760-9969.

Test details and specimen requirements are available at (test name hyperlinked to Quest’s listing or pdf; or once test is built at Warde catalogue listing).

For collection, preparation and shipment general guidelines refer to CDC Monkeypox Specimen collection guidelines at

Warde Test Listing:

MOPOX – Monkeypox Virus DNA, QL PCR