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Name of Test
COVID 19 (Coronavirus 19)
Alternate Names
Coronavirus 19, Wuhan Coronavirus, Novel Coronavirus
SoftLab Order Code
Please refer to the EPIC Order ID for Panel Selections
Epic Order Name
Search COVID19 Diagnosis
Epic Order ID
Search COVID19 Diagnosis
Laboratory

When ordering in Epic, you may only order testing by using the COVID19 Diagnosis Panel. Using this panel will direct the ordering provider to the correct test

Additional Test Information
NP swabs are the only acceptable sample for Rapid or In-house testing.

Other acceptable sample types for reference lab testing: NP, OP washes or aspirates, BAL and bronchial washings. Please submit in an appropriately labeled sterile container marked with the source.

Gene Xpert NP Collection Kit ”UTM” It is acceptable to use the swabs packaged with the media for collection

UTM Media”UTM”DO NOT use the swabs packaged with the purple capped UTM media.

Swabs with calcium alginate or cotton tips; swabs with wooden shafts will be rejected

Sample Type
Preferred specimen: NP Swab. Please see additional test information for other sample types.
Collection Container
Preferred specimen: NP swab in UTM media. Please see additional test information for other sample types.
Collecting Volume
One swab/UTM
Minimum Collecting Volume
One swab/UTM
Storage or Stability
Refrigerate for transport.
Causes For Rejection
Swabs with calcium alginate or cotton tips; swabs with wooden shafts; refrigerated samples greater than 72 hours old; room temperature specimen >72 hrs. old
 
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