Starting 1 march 2023, the laboratory will charge for Mpox PCR’s. The mandatory health insurance will cover the cost according to standard conditions of franchise and cost-share.
In view of the very unusual confirmation of cases of Monkeypox (monkey pox) in several European countries and in the United States in the last week, this page is intended to confirm that the virology laboratory at HUG has a PCR allowing the diagnosis to be made if necessary at the National Reference Center for Emerging Viral Infections (CRIVE).
Below you can find a brief summary of the current epidemiological situation as of 27.07.2022, as well as the case definition and contact persons at HUG in the event of suspicion. Given the clinical presentation, it is possible that affected patients may first consult on an outpatient basis. More information on the disease and specimen collection is available in this Monkeypox summary.