An LGBTQ-owned public benefit corporation named Renegade.bio announced today that it has started processing highly sensitive and exact polymerase chain reaction (PCR) monkeypox tests for San Francisco and the entire state of California. Through collaborations with nearby clinics and hospitals, Renegade.bio is able to deliver test results in 24 hours.
As a local Bay Area laboratory with a mission to serve the community, renegade.bio is able to deliver high-quality PCR testing with results in 24 hours. “Bringing critical diagnostics to our community is our core responsibility. We excel at delivering cutting-edge science to the people that need it most”, “Early diagnosis of monkeypox is essential to interrupt disease transmission chains, provide earlier medical intervention, and protect public health.” “As monkeypox cases continue to rise, expanding monkeypox testing through a decentralized network of local laboratories is critical to getting the outbreak under control,”
Craig Rouskey, renegade.bio CEO and Co-founder
San Francisco, New York City, and the World Health Organization have declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency. Infected individuals can spread the virus to others by coming into close contact with them. Monkeypox symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, backaches, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and weariness. These symptoms are then followed by excruciating skin lesions that can appear anywhere on the body.
Renegade.bio offers testing for different STIs and infectious disorders in addition to monkeypox.
Renegade.bio encourages hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices to get in touch with them at [email protected] to find out more about sending monkeypox tests for analysis.