Test directory: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) by BD MAX

Ordering Code7205
Test NameSARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) by BD MAX
AliasNovel Coronavirus
2019 Coronavirus
Preferred SpecimenNasopharyngeal swab
Preferred ContainerUniversal Transport Medium (UTM) ** EMERGENCY USE ONLY **
Oropharyngeal or nasal swabs may be collected if an NP collection is not possible. Other viral transport medium,
Eswab or sterile saline may be substituted if viral transport is not available.
Optimum Volume3 mL
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Must be frozen if transport delayed by >2 days.
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 1 Hour
Refrigerated: 2 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
Frozen stability only applies to viral transport.
Rejection CriteriaDry cotton swab, Expired container/transport media, Leaking specimen, No swab in media, Specimen older than stability limits, Swab in gel transport media, Wooden shaft swab
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyReal-Time RT-PCR

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
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