US FDA Provides Monkeypox Update, Including Testing Protocols
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing the non-variola orthopoxvirus test throughout its public health Laboratory Response Network. The diagnostic is currently the only FDA-cleared test to detect monkeypox.
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The US CDC and major laboratories across the country are working together to scale up testing capacity for monkeypox, especially now that it has been declared a public health emergency.