Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Mayo Clinic is now able to test for Monkeypox.

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In an announcement made Monday, Mayo Clinic officials say the tests will be performed in Rochester. Officials say Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has the ability to increase testing capacity if needed. The department will use CDC's orthopoxvirus test kit. 

Testing is available to patients whose care provider uses Mayo as their reference laboratory. The announcement says Mayo has the capability of bringing in specimens from around the nation to Rochester. So far eight cases of Monkeypox have been reported in Minnesota. 790 cases have been confirmed across the country, according to CDC data.

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