08/01/2022: Lab Update: Testing and Treatment for Mpox

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Update

On July 28, 2022, CDC issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Update that summarizes information and CDC recommendations for the following topics:

  • Collecting and shipping specimens
  • Interpreting and reporting test results
  • Expanding commercial laboratory testing capacity
  • Treating mpox with TPOXX® (tecovirimat)

We encourage you to review the HAN in detail and share this message widely with your networks.

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