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Lab Test Dictionary

SARS only Rapid

Methodology

PCR (LIAT)


Synonyms

Rapid COVID; Rapid SARS; COVID-19; COVID 19

Specimen Type

NP or Nasal Swab

Performing Lab

RCHSD Microbiology


Epic ID

LAB06022

Lab Test Days

As Received

Standard TAT

2-3 Hours


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Nasopharyngeal (NP) or Nasal (NS) swab in Viral Transport Media (VTM)

Container Type

Viral Transport Media (VTM)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Room Temp-OK/Refrigerated-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 4 Hours; Refrigerated: 72 Hours; Frozen: >72 Hours

Rejection Criteria

Leaked specimen; Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen

Test Volume Required

Nasopharyngeal (NP) or Nasal (NS) swab in Viral Transport Media (VTM)

Minimum Test Volume

Nasopharyngeal (NP) or Nasal (NS) swab in Viral Transport Media (VTM)

Processing Instructions

Receive sample in lab and deliver promptly to Micro bench staff. DO NOT place in Micro bucket.


Included Tests

SARS COVID-19.


CPT Codes

87635


Revised

5/17/24

Initials

SA