Monkeypox Specimen Collection Revisited
June 2, 2022
This alert provides a brief update on specimen collection and submission. Please refer to the Health District’s prior monkeypox alert issued May 23, 2022, for the full list of requested actions and background information.
- Report suspected cases of monkeypox to the Health District immediately at 425-339-3503.
- Please keep the patient on-site in a single-patient room using standard, contact, and droplet precautions (with addition of airborne isolation precautions if feasible).
- Coordinate specimen collection and submission with the Health District. This linked document provides updated directions. Note that these specimen require category A handling and shipping.