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Epic Code LAB1231131 Monkeypox Virus DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Additional Codes

Interface Order Code: 1231131

Mayo code: FMPVP

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Lesion Swab

Container/Tube: Viral Culture Media (VCM), Viral Transport Media (VTM), Universal Transport Media (UTM), or equivalent

Specimen Volume: 1 swab

Collection Instructions:

  1. Swab the pustule/lesion vigorously and place the swab in 3 mL Viral Culture Media (VCM), Viral Transport Media (VTM), Universal Transport Media (UTM), or equivalent.
  2. Include Patient Race, Ethnicity, Specimen type (source), and Anatomic Location specimen was collected.
  3. Ship frozen.

Note: Each individual specimen submitted should be transported in its own sealed bag. Multiple specimens collected on a single patient should be submitted separately.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Reporting Name

Monkeypox Virus DNA, QL PCR

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reject Due To

Other reasons for rejection Calcium Alginate swabs, Cotton swabs, Wooden shaft swabs, Dry swabs (e.g., not submitted in VCM or equivalent)

Reference Values

Orthopoxvirus DNA, QL PCR: Not Detected

Monkeypox Virus DNA, QL PCR: Not Detected

Day(s) Performed


Report Available

4 to 7 days

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics

CPT Code Information

87593 x 2

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FMPVP Monkeypox Virus DNA, QL PCR Not Provided


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z6252 Patient Race 32624-9
Z6253 Ethnicity 32624-9
Z6256 Specimen Type 31208-2
Z6257 Anatomic Location 39111-0
Z6254 Orthopoxvirus DNA, QL PCR 100434-0
Z6255 Monkeypoxvirus DNA, QL PCR 100888-7
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