COVID-19 (Coronavirus) PCR Saliva to ARDL - LG6863

Sunquest Code:CV19  
Epic Code:LAB2019Epic Name:COVID-19 (Coronavirus PCR)
Synonyms:Coronavirus (2019-nCoV); COV19; COVID Sputum Testing; Omnigene
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 48-72 hours.
Special Instructions:Saliva testing is available for a predetermined group and only with Omnigene collection kits. All others see COVID-19 (Coronavirus) PCR or Influenza A and B and Sars-CoV2 testing.
Associated Links:

MLS Updates, Coronavirus CDC Guidelines, CDC Evaluation and Reporting Persons Under Investigation, HAN Guidelines, COVID-19 Workflow, Alternate COVID Swabs and Transport Containers, COVID PCR FAQ for Clinicians, COVID EUA Information, OMNIgene Collection Instructions

Collection Instructions

Container:Omnigene Collection Kit
Collection Instructions:Do NOT eat, drink, smoke or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to specimen collection. For complete instructions see OMNIgene Collection Instructions in Associated Links.

Specimen process and testing required for all respiratory specmens
  • Gloves, lab coat/gown
  • Eye and face protection
  • Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC), or
  • In the absence of a BSC, handle all respiratory specimens behind a countertop splashguard or don a full-face shield.
  • In the absence of a full-face shield or a countertop splashguard, goggles and a disposable  mask must be worn.
Causes for Rejection:Container other than the OMNIgene Collection Kit.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Advanced Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ARDL))


Reference Range:Negative or not detected.

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