ViroKey MPXV PCR Test

In Vitro Detection of MPXV DNA From Human Skin Lesion Specimens


ViroKey MPXV PCR Test

The ViroKey MPXV PCR Test is a real-time PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of DNA from monkeypox virus (MPXV) in human skin lesion material, including swabs of lesion exudate, roofs from more than one lesion, or lesion crusts.

Results are for the identification of MPXV and should be interpreted in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings. Positive results are indicative of the presence of MPXV DNA and negative results do not preclude the absence of MPXV DNA. Negative results must be combined with clinical observations, patient history, and epidemiological information.


Reliable Detection

  • Detects both West African and Congo Basin clades in a single test
  • No cross reactivity to other orthopoxviruses

Improving Laboratory Efficiency

  • As little as 0.5 hours of hands-on time
  • Results within 1.5 hours after extraction

Maximum flexibility

  • Manual workflow available to eliminate batching requirements
  • Automated workflow for laboratories with higher throughputs
  • Compatible with various human skin lesion specimens

Compatible with Common qPCR Instruments

  • Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System
  • QuantStudio 12K FLEX Real-Time PCR System


Regulatory Status RUO

Manual (Automated workflow available on-demand)

Sample Types

Human skin lesion specimens (including swabs of lesion exudate, lesion roofs or crusts)

Gene Targets J2R & E9L
Limit of Detection 10 copies/reaction
Analytical Reactivity Detects both Congo Basin and West African clades of MPXV*
Analytical Specificity No cross reactivity with other orthopoxviruses
Turnaround Time 1.5 hours
Hands-On Time 0.5 hours
Controls Positive Control (PC) or Negative Control (NC)


* Tested with Twist Bioscience's Synthetic human Monkeypox Virus (hMPXV) Controls


ViroKey MPXV PCR Test Flyer RUO EN


ProductPack SizeItem Number
ViroKey MPXV PCR Test (4x24) RUO 4x24 301124

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