SARS-CoV-2, Flu A, Flu B and RSV by PCR [For Hospital Use Only] CFRPCR
|Method(s)||Multiplex Real-Time PCR (RT-PCR)|
Nasopharyngeal Swab (NP) in Univeral Transport Media (UTM) or Viral Transport Media (VTM) or Med Schenker (UTM). Also nasal wash or nasal aspirate acceptable.
Transport human respiratory specimens at room temperature. Specimens placed in transport medium following collection can be stored for 24 hours at 15-30°C or store specimens refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 7 days.
Any swab other than Dacron or flocked swabs and any transport medium other than UTM or VTM.
|Schedule||Daily, 24 hours per day|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|