VRDL General Purpose Specimen Submittal Form
(Mpox group submittal form available on request from Monkeypox.LRNB@cdph.ca.gov)
Real-time PCR (LDT) (Diagnostic)
Freeze (-20°C or lower) or refrigerate (2-8°C) specimens promptly after collection. Freezing is strongly recommended. Refrigerated specimens should be delivered to VRDL on cold packs. Frozen specimens should be delivered to VRDL on dry ice.