Test Details

Mnemonic

COVS

Ordering Code

3000266

CPT-4 Code(s)

U0003

Patient Preparation

DO NOT eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum for at least 30 minutes before giving your saliva sample.

Collect

Saliva

Specimen Preparation

Collect saliva in Spectrum DNA tube.

Alternate Specimen

No alternate specimens

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Saliva not collected in Spectrum DNA tube.

Stability

Room temperature: Not recommended
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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