Physicians and other healthcare providers anywhere in the U.S. can order Coronavirus
(COVID-19) SARS CoV-2 test.
The test detects the presence of the underlying virus that causes COVID-19. TEST: (COVID-19) SAR CoV-2: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 to assist in the diagnosis of COVID2019 infections.
Turn-around Time (TAT): 24 Hours
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date specimen is received at the lab for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Nasopharyngeal (NP) or oropharyngeal (OP) swab in viral transport medium, NP or OP washes/aspirates in sterile cups, bronchial washings or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens in sterile cups
Min:0.2 mL to Max: 1Ml
To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.
Frozen (preferred), refrigerated (if received within 72 hours).
Causes for Rejection
Swabs with calcium alginate or cotton tips; swabs with wooden shafts; refrigerated samples greater than 72 hours old; room temperature specimen submitted; improperly labeled; grossly contaminated; broken or leaking transport device; collection with substances inhibitory to PCR including heparin, hemoglobin, ethanol, EDTA concentrations >0.01M