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Lab Test Dictionary

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) RT-PCR (Special Request Only)

Methodology

RT-PCR


Specimen Type

Saliva

Performing Lab

Calbiotech Reference Labs


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday-Friday

Standard TAT

Same Day or 1 Day


Collection Information

Specimen Required

500 microliters of Saliva

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Collection device from the reference lab is preferred. Any sterile container is also acceptable. Collection device from the reference lab is located in the cupboard above the processing bench ins the Referral Testing area. No eating or drinking 20 minutes prior to collection. Parent/Patient is required to sign the Calbiotech requisition form and submit to the lab with the sample. Call lab for requisition form. Sample must be received in lab Monday-Thursday before 1100 and Friday before 0900 for sample to be sent the same day. If sent after cut off time, lab will hold sample at stability to send the next business day. Same day results are available if reference lab receives sample Monday-Friday before 1400. Calbiotech hours are Monday-Thursday 0830-1700 and Friday 0830-1500, no weekends or holidays.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp:6 Hours; Refrigerated:6 Days; Frozen:>6 Days

Test Volume Required

500 microliters of Saliva

Minimum Test Volume

500 microliters of Saliva

Processing Instructions

Complete a Calbiotech requisition form and submit with specimen refrigerated. Parent/Patient is required to sign the form prior to sample being sent. Call a TForce courier for a routine pick up Monday-Thursday before 1100 and Friday before 0900 for sample to be sent the same day. If sent after cut off time, lab will hold sample at stability to send the next business day. Rush pick up only approved for patients going to surgery. Same day results are available if reference lab receives sample Monday-Friday before 1400. Calbiotech hours are Monday-Thursday 0830-1700 and Friday 0830-1500, no weekends or holidays. Make an extra copy of the requisition and give to Ethan or Shiree when sample is ready for pick up.


CPT Codes

U0003, U0005


Revised

06-07-22

Initials

SA