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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 (Collection kits available upon request)