Where can I get tested?

If you think that you need to be tested for monkeypox, you should talk with your doctor, nurse or medical provider about your symptoms. All primary care physicians and other medical providers should be able to evaluate patients for suspected monkeypox and collect a specimen for testing if indicated. A direct swab of a suspected monkeypox lesion is the only reliable way to test for the disease. That means if you don’t have a rash/lesions, you cannot be tested.  

Talk to your health care provider if you think you have been exposed to monkeypox or are at high risk for exposure.


FDA information about monkeypox testing

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1. What is monkeypox?
2. Is monkeypox deadly?
3. Who is at risk for monkeypox?
4. What are the symptoms of monkeypox?
5. How is monkeypox spread?
6. Should I get vaccinated?
7. Where can I get vaccinated?
8. What are the treatments for monkey pox?
9. What if I have an adverse reaction to the vaccine?
10. Where can I get tested?