SARS-Cov-2 Molecular COVID
Nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, nasal, and mid-turbinate swabs and nasal wash/aspirate specimens.
Specimen collected on a flocked or dacron tipped swab placed in Universal Transport Medium (UTM) or other Viral Transport Medium (VTM).
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days
Any swab other than Dacron or flocked swabs and any transport media other than UTM such as Molecular Test Medium (MTM)*, saline, or phosphate buffered saline (PBS).
Calcium alginate swabs should not be used and wooden applicator shafts are not acceptable for testing.
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