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Name of Test
Panther Covid19 TMP
Alternate Names
Coronavirus 19, Wuhan Coronavirus, Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2
SoftLab Order Code
COVPN
Epic Order Name

ED/Inpatient - Search COVID19 Diagnosis

Outpatient - Search Covid

Epic Order ID
NA
Laboratory
Raleigh
Additional Test Information
Test Methodology: TMA. This test is a molecular nucleic acid amplification test for the qualitative detection of RNA from SARS-CoV-2 by TMA. Nucleic acid amplification tests include PCR and TMA. This test has been authorized by the FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories.

TAT: 5 - 6 hours from specimen receipt in the laboratory

Sample Type
NP swabs, Mid-Turbinate swabs
Collection Container
Red or Purple UTM. Saline tubes prepared by WakeMed are acceptable if not expired. Orange Aptima swabs
Collecting Volume
1 swab
Minimum Collecting Volume
1 swab
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
Instructions
NP Swabs and Mid-turbinate swabs. Swabs should be placed in a collection kit provided by WakeMed Microbiology. NOTE: Specimens collected in saline cannot be used for Respiratory Pathogen panel (BioFire) testing
 
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