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 https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/prep-collection-specimens.html