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2019-nCoV RT-PCR Panel

Test: 2019-nCoV RT-PCR Panel

Overview

Qualitative, RT-PCR Panel for 2019-nCoV

Testing for:
2019-nCoV RT-PCR Panel
Sample Type:
Upper Respiratory Specimens
Test Code/s:
6000
  • Uses

    Qualitative detection of RNA from 2019-nCoV in upper respiratory samples from patients recommended for testing by public health authority guidelines.

    Methodology

    Viral genomic RNA present in the sample is extracted using a commercial kit. Viral “gene of interest” specific reagents allow for real-time detection of active infection.

    Acceptable Specimens

    Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab collected in saline or viral transport media (Preferred)

    Nasal swab collected dry, paired with saliva sample (Collection kits available upon request)