Sars CoV-2 PCR Testing
PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 detects presence or absence of the virus in respiratory samples. Platform for testing depends on the workflow within the laboratory but principle of tests is molecular detection.
|Tube||Green topped UTM Viral swab. Red topped viral UTM is also validated for this test|
|Additional Information||Negative results do not preclude infection and should not be used as sole basis for patient management. Positive results should be correlated with patient history and other diagnostic information.
|Turn Around||24 hours|
|Send to||LGI Microbiology
|Collection Con||Recommended sample type is combined nose and throat swab.Guidance for how to take a swab can be found in Microbiology User Manual
|IP Acute TAT||24 hours|
|IP Routine TAT||24 hours|
|GP Acute TAT||24 hours|
|GP Routine TAT||24 hours|