Non-variola Orthopoxvirus (Monkeypox) Information

On May 23, 2022 a Louisiana Health Alert Network Message was issued to provide Louisiana healthcare providers with specific monkeypox reporting and specimen submission guidance. Louisiana healthcare providers should report all suspected cases of monkeypox to the Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDEpi) 24/7 clinician hotline: 800-256-2748.

Below are important forms and information related to ordering Non-variola Orthopoxvirus PCR testing at the Louisiana Public Health laboratory.