SARS-COV-2 Qualitative

Components
Please contact Warde Client Services for allocated sample volume for your Laboratory and test build information.

Specimen Required
One nasopharyngeal swab sent frozen in 3.0 mL viral transport media (1.0 mL minimum).

Alternate Specimen
One oropharyngeal swab or NP/OP sent frozen in viral transport media.
Nasal swab sent frozen in viral transport media.
Our internal studies show that Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) and sterile saline do
not interfere with the analytical performance of the COVID-19 assay. Liquid Amies
buffer may decrease the analytical sensitivity of the assay and should be used only
when other transport media are not available.

Rejection Criteria
Calcium Alginate swabs, cotton swabs with wood shaft, received room temperature or >72 hours

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Stability
Room Temperature: Not Recommended; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Range
Not Detected

Performed
Sunday - Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeCOVW
CPT-4 Code (s)
U0003
LOINC Codes
First Test?   95417-2  
Employed in healthcare? (Y/N/U)   95418-0  
Symptomatic as defined by CDC? (Y/N/U)   95419-8  
If yes, then Date of Symptom Onset yyymmdd   11368-5  
Hospitalized? (Y/N/U)   71477-4  
ICU? (Y/N/U)   95420-6  
Resident in a congregate care setting? (Y/N/U)   95421-4  
Pregnant? (Y/N/U)   82810-3  
SARS-CoV-2 Qual RT PCR   94500-6  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory