Last updated September 22, 2022
About our test
Our lab-developed molecular diagnostic test aids in the diagnosis of infection with Monkeypox virus. This novel dual target test employs polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to aid in the qualitative detection of non-variola orthopoxviruses and monkeypox virus (West African clade/Clade II) DNA, using swab specimens from patients presenting with an acute pustular or vesicular rash. The Quest test can differentiate Monkeypox viral DNA from other non-variola orthopoxviruses in a specimen, helping to enable faster final diagnosis. Test results are intended to be used in conjunction with clinical observations and epidemiological risk factors, and should not be used as the sole basis of treatment or other patient management decisions.
Ordering, collection & results
||Monkeypox Virus DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR
||Lesion swab collected in 3 mL of viral transport media (VTM) or equivalent
||Swab Specimens for Monkeypox virus Real Time PCR should be collected in appropriate health care settings, such as hospitals and physician offices. Quest Patient Service Centers (PSCs) do not collect these samples.
||The Quest Diagnostics Monkeypox Virus Qualitative Real-Time PCR assay is a real-time PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of DNA from monkeypox virus (West African clade; clade II) and non-variola Orthopoxvirus in lesion swab specimens (i.e., swabs of acute pustular or vesicular rash) in universal viral transport media (UTM) from individuals suspected of monkeypox virus infection by their healthcare provider.