Monkeypox Specimen Collection

Monkeypox is an infection caused by the monkeypox virus. Often linked to smallpox and chickenpox, the monkeypox infection demonstrates similar but milder symptoms than the aforementioned viral infections. Given the similarities of symptoms among them, specimen collection becomes crucial for the confirmatory testing of monkeypox. 

In this video, watch how a skin lesion is collected from a suspected patient for confirmatory testing of Monkeypox. 

 

Monkeypox Specimen Collection Demo Video

 

Specimen Collection, Packaging, Transport and Referral of Samples to Research Institute for Tropical Medicine for Suspected Monkeypox Virus