SARS Coronavirus with CoV-2 RNA, Qualitative Real-Time RT-PCR

Specimen Required
One nasopharyngeal swab sent FROZEN in viral transport media. Acceptable media includes: VCM, UTM, M4, M4RT, M5, M6, Eswab, or liquid Amies transport medium.

Alternate Specimen
One oropharyngeal swab or NP/OP sent FROZEN in viral transport media.

Rejection Criteria
Calcium alginate swabs, cotton swabs with wood shaft, received room temperature or > 48 hours refrigerated.

Methodology
Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: -70°C

Reference Range
Overall Result:   Not Detected  
SARS CoV-2 RNA:   Negative  
Pan-SARS RNA:   Negative  

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time8 - 9 days (may be impacted by high demand)
Test CodeCOVNP
CPT-4 Code (s)
87635 (U0002)
LOINC Codes
Patient Symptomatic?   75325-1  
Source:
Acceptable source responses:
Nasopharyngeal
Oropharyngeal
NP/OP
Not Given   31208-2  
Overall Result   Not available  
SARS CoV 2 RNA:   94500-6  
Pan SARS RNA:   41458-1  

Warde
Medical
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