Test Details

Mnemonic

CVPCR

Ordering Code

3000878

CPT-4 Code(s)

87635

Specimen Information

Collect

Nasopharyngeal swab

Specimen Preparation

One nasopharyngeal swab sent frozen in 3.0 mL viral transport media.

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.

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL minimum

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

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

Stability

Room temperature: Not Recommended
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 2 weeks

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
more

Reference Range

Not detected
more

Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
more