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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

COVID

CPT CODE

87635

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

1-3 days 
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

TEST INCLUDES

COVID-19 PCR

SYNONYMS

NA

COLLECTION

SPECIMEN

Mid-Turbinate Nasal Swab

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Sterile container with viral transport media

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 3.0mL
Minimum: 1.0mL

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED

7 day(s)
7 day(s)

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Samples stability up to 7 days in ambient or refrigerated conditions from the time of collection.