Test directory: SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) Real-time PCR

Ordering Code7179
Test NameSARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) Real-time PCR
Novel Coronavirus
Preferred SpecimenNasopharyngeal specimen
Preferred ContainerDNA RNA Shield Transport
Other Specimen/ContainerNasal, NP and/or OP swab in UTM, Eswab or saline
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsOnly use swabs provided in the collection kit
If both NP and OP swabs are collected, they can be combined into a single UTM collection tube.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityDNA RNA Shield Transport: Ambient: 3 Days Refrigerated: 3 Days Frozen: 1 Month
UTM, Eswab or Saline: Ambient: 1 Hour Refrigerated: 2 Days Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaDry cotton swab, Expired container/transport media,
Insufficient quantity, Leaking specimen, No swab in media,
Specimen older than stability limits, Swab in gel transport media, Wooden or aluminum shaft swab, Wrong specimen type
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 2 Days
MethodologyReal-time PCR

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
SourceALLSee report.