Non-Variola Orthopoxvirus and Monkeypox Virus Laboratory Testing Data

Non-variola orthopox/Monkeypox testing from public health and select commercial laboratories
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† Data from Laboratory Response Network laboratories and 4 commercial laboratories using the CDC non-variola orthopox assay, and one commercial laboratory using a non-variola orthopox and monkeypox multiplex assay.

§ Positivity rate based on specimens tested, not patients. Most patients have multiple specimens tested. Positivity rate is calculated as (number of positive specimens)/(number of positive + negative specimens) per week. Results that are equivocal or inconclusive are not included.

¶ Total testing capacity, as described in press releases: May 26 – 6840; June 21 – 8,000; June 28 – 10,000; July 6 – 20,000; July 11 – 30,000; July 13 – 60,000; July 14 – 70,000; July 18 – 80,0001

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/08/02/president-biden-announces-team-to-lead-monkeypox-response/

* Partial reporting week

# Total includes all test results: equivocal, inconclusive, negative, positive.