Test Catalog

Test Id : FMPVP

Monkeypox Virus DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Method Name
A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Monkeypox Virus DNA, QL PCR

Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Monkey Pox



Clade II

West African Clade


Non-variola Orthopox


Pox Virus

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing



Question ID Description Answers
Z6252 Patient Race American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Other Race
Refused to Answer
Z6253 Ethnicity Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
Not Obtainable
Asked but Unknown
Z6256 Specimen type
Z6257 Anatomic Location

Specimen Required
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

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.

Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

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

Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

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

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Orthopoxvirus DNA, QL PCR: Not Detected

Monkeypox Virus DNA, QL PCR: Not Detected

PDF Report
Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.


Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

4 to 7 days

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Quest Diagnostics

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CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

87593 x 2

LOINC® Information
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FMPVP Monkeypox Virus DNA, QL PCR Not Provided
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
Z6252 Patient Race 32624-9
Z6253 Ethnicity 32624-9
Z6254 Orthopoxvirus DNA, QL PCR 100434-0
Z6255 Monkeypoxvirus DNA, QL PCR 100383-9
Z6256 Specimen Type 31208-2
Z6257 Anatomic Location 39111-0

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.

Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports

Test Update Resources

Change Type Effective Date
New Test 2023-04-24