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Lab Test Dictionary

COVID-19 RNA, Qualitative RT-PCR (DRY SWAB)

Methodology

RT-PCR (ABI)


Synonyms

SARS-CoV-2; COVID; COVID19; Coronavirus

Specimen Type

Swab

Performing Lab

RCHSD MDL


Epic ID

LAB09286

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

24-72 Hours

Stat TAT

Order COVID VTM or COVID rapid Liat


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Nasal (NS), Nasopharyngeal (NP), or Oropharyngeal (OP) swab specimens collected in a clean, dry transport tube

Container Type

Transport Tube

Collection Instructions

Indicate source in order comments.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 24 Hours; Refrigerated: 72 Hours; Frozen (-70): Indefinite

Rejection Criteria

Unlabeled or incompletely labeled specimens; Specimens with swab out of tube; Any swabs that are stored with VTM or any solutions

Test Volume Required

Nasal (NS), Nasopharyngeal (NP), or Oropharyngeal (OP) swab specimens collected in a clean, dry transport tube

Minimum Test Volume

Nasal (NS), Nasopharyngeal (NP), or Oropharyngeal (OP) swab specimens collected in a clean, dry transport tube

Processing Instructions

Receive specimen into lab and place in MDL bucket for pick up.


Included Tests

Sars-CoV-2 RT-PCR


CPT Codes

87635


Revised

5/17/24

Initials

SA