06/30/2022: Lab Advisory: CDC Publishes New Online Guidance on Orthopoxvirus, Non-Variola Orthopoxvirus, and Mpox Virus Test Result Reporting

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Advisory

On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published new online guidance on reporting laboratory diagnostic test results for Orthopoxvirus, non-variola Orthopoxvirus, and Mpox virus. Refer to this new guidance for the following information:

  • Who should report
  • What to report
  • How to report
  • Using standard terminology
  • Assistance with electronic reporting

Online resources:


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