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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 following groups:

BMH ED, OB Triage, Anesthesia, Cath Lab and ADCDU patients only

BMH OR RNs (For cases scheduled <48 hours)

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

Biohazard 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

Reference Values

Positive/Negative

CPT Code

87635