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Test Code COVPCR SARS-CoV-2 by PCR

Important Note

Due to testing allocation limits, this test is restricted to the ED and Inpatient populations at BMH, BBC, BLH and BSH

This test has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA. See the Patient Fact Sheet for more information.

Infectious

Additional Codes

LAB3745

Intended Use

The SARS-CoV-2 test is a rapid, real-time RT-PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal swab submitted in Viral Transport Media VTM collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider.

 

This test has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA. See the Patient Fact Sheet for more information.

 

Methodology

Molecular

Cepheid GeneXpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 assay on the Cepheid Infinity

RT-PCR

Specimen Required

Nasopharyngeal swab (NP) submitted in Viral Transport Media (VTM).

Specimen Stability

Ambient up to 8 hours

Refrigerated up to 7 days

 

Rejection Criteria

  • Cotton Swabs
  • Wooden Shaft Swabs

Day(s) Test Set Up

24/7

Turnaround time

Results obtained usually within 2-3 hours after receipt of specimen in the laboratory under normal circumstances.  If repeat testing is needed delays may result. 

Reference Values

Positive/Negative

CPT Code

87635