Smallpox tests

Tests could include:

  • History and Physical Exam
  • Skin Examination
  • Viral Nucleic Acid Assay
  • Nucleic Acid Assay
  • Skin Culture
  • Variola Virus DNA Detection Test
  • Microbial Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Orthopoxvirus DNA Detection
  • Viral Culture
  • A skin culture is a low-risk test used to diagnose the cause of a skin infection. Learn what it involves.
  • The herpes viral culture of lesion test, or the herpes simplex virus culture, is a test used to determine if a skin sore contains the herpes simplex virus.
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