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Monkeypox Virus DNA Qualitative, RT-PCR (12084)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction


Synonyms

Monkey pox; Orthopoxvirus; Poxvirus

Specimen Type

Swab

Performing Lab

Quest (Sending to SDPH as of 9/7/22)


Epic ID

LAB09694

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Lesion swab collected in 3 mL viral culture media (VCM) or equivalent (UTM or UCM)

Container Type

Viral Media

Collection Instructions

Collect 1 swab per lesion and sample at least 2 sites (2 total swabs). Swab the pustule/lesion vigorously and place the swab into a viral culture media (or equivalent) tube, parafilm the lid, place each specimen in a separate biohazard bag and deliver to lab. Each individual specimen submitted for Monkeypox virus testing should be accompanied by its own separate order. Lesion swab collection kits can be obtained from the main laboratory and can be sent by request (call x225413). Call the laboratory prior to delivery of sample at x225413.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=Unacceptable; Refrigerated=7 Days, Frozen=30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Calcium Alginate swabs; Wooden swabs; Eswabs; Avantik VTM

Processing Instructions

Each individual specimen submitted for Monkeypox virus testing should be accompanied by its own separate order. Batch and package each specimen separately and the collection container is sealed with parafilm.


CPT Codes

87798 (x2)


Revised

09-09-22

Initials

SA