MONKEYPOX – INFORMATION FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Testing

Commercial laboratory testing for monkeypox is available. VDH encourages providers to use commercial laboratories, but this testing is not free. The laboratories will bill private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare for all testing performed. Providers may find the relevant CPT code for Monkeypox virus testing on each commercial laboratory’s website. Providers who encounter any issues while trying to order testing should contact the laboratory’s client services. 

Public health testing through the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) continues to be available at no cost for patients who meet clinical and epidemiologic criteria; providers should consult with their LHD about this testing.

Labs Conducting Testing and Supporting Information 

Information for Patients and Close Contacts

Clinician Outreach

Webinars

Clinician Letters and CDC Health Advisories

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Last updated: August 2, 2022

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