Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) includes PCR or TMA
Novel; COVID19; nCOV; COVID-19; Wuhan
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Call lab for VCM media. ***DO NOT SEND THROUGH PNEUMATIC TUBE SYSTEM***. Specimen must be hand delivered to lab.
Room Temp=5 Days; Refrigerated=5 Days; Frozen:>5 d=Days
Calcium alginate swab; Cotton swab with wooden shaft; Swabs in Amies liquid or gel transport used for bacterial cultures
Avoid opening bag with specimen. Specimen can be shared with RP Panel/Influenza testing. Specimens cannot be sent with other specimen and must be bagged separately. Send frozen.
No prior approval from Infection Control is required. Ok to send.