SARS-CoV-2 RNA (COVID-19), QUALITATIVE NAAT

Components
This code should be used for lower respiratory specimens. All nasopharnygeal specimens should be ordered as COVWD.

Specimen Required
Please send 0.85 bronchoalveolar lavage/wash frozen in a screw-capped plastic container. Please send each specimen in a separate plastic bag.

Alternate Specimen
Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash, tracheal aspirate, or sputum

Rejection Criteria
Amies liquid or gel transport used for bacterial cultures.

Methodology
Nucleic Acid Amplificaiton Test (NAAT), includes PCR or TMA

Stability
Room temperature: 5 days; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Acceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-3 days (may be impacted by high volume)
Test CodeCOVLR
CPT-4 Code (s)
87635
LOINC Codes
SARS-CoV-2 RNA (COVID-19), Qualitative NAAT   94500-6  

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