Available now: Monkeypox PCR test kits
Updated: Aug 12
Buy CE marked detection kits for Monkeypox with immediate shipping from Sweden
InVitro Vista offers CE marked detection kits for Monkeypox virus DNA.
The Monkeypox Virus Real Time PCR kit is used for the detection of Monkeypox virus in samples by using real time PCR systems.
Real-time fluorescent PCR
Rashes, scabs, blister fluid, pustular fluid, or whole blood specimens
FAM: Monkeypox conservative region VIC: endogenous internal control
Storage and shelf life
-20±5°C, 12 months
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Monkeypox is a zoonotic virus, causing symptoms like smallpox, though less severe clinically. It belongs to orthopoxvirus genus of Poxviridae family. Two clades of Monkeypox are known: the West African and the Congo Basin (Central African). The name monkeypox originates from the initial discovery of the virus in monkeys in a Danish laboratory in 1958. The first human case was identified in a child in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1970.
In 2022, an outbreak of monkeypox has spread across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox. Surveillance and rapid identification of new cases is critical for outbreak containment. During human monkeypox outbreaks, close contact with infected persons is the most significant risk factor for monkeypox virus infection.
The incubation period for infection is usually 6-13 days, however it can vary from 5 to 21 days. WHO describes symptoms as including rash with blisters on face, hands, feet, body, eyes and mouth. Symptoms may also include headache, fever, swollen lymph nodes, weakness, muscle, and body ache.
The preferred detection method for Monkeypox virus by the WHO is by nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT), using real-time or conventional polymerase chain reaction (PCR).