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SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR

Molecular Diagnostics : DNA

Test ID/Workstation :
COVID
Specimen Type:
Nasopharyngeal (NPH) swab. Nasal and Oropharyngeal swabs are also considered acceptable specimen types.
Tube Type:
1 flocked swab (nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal specimens) or 1 nasal swab specimen (nylon fiber) in M4 Viral Transport Medium.
Collection Volume:
1 flocked swab (nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal specimens) or 1 nasal swab specimen (nylon fiber) in M4 Viral Transport Medium.
Storage:
Refrigerated; Freeze at -70C if >48 hours
Availability:
DAILY
Methodology:
RT-PCR
Special Instructions:
Swab specimens collected and placed in M4 viral transport medium. Transport and store at 2-8C, If delivery to lab exceeds 48hrs, specimens should be transported in dry ice and once in laboratory frozen at -70C or colder.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8722
TAT:
24-48 hours
CPT Code:
U0003 and U0005
Synonyms:
Coronavirus