Our test is performed with Real-Time PCR technology, the current preferred testing method of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). By identifying the DNA of the virus, our test specifically detects MPXV virus in patients’ cells.
We use real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests to qualitatively detect nucleic acid from MonkeyPox, as recommended by the CDC. The RT-PCR platform is FDA-authorized and requires specialized equipment and personnel to identify the virus DNA within cells.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a relatively simple and widely used molecular biology technique to amplify and detect DNA and RNA sequences. PCR is a highly sensitive method and uses very small volumes for single reactions and to rapidly make millions to billions of copies of a specific RNA sample allowing scientists to take a very small sample of RNA and amplify it to a large enough amount to study in detail.