SARS CoV2 RNA, Range Only

Sunquest Code:CV2RNA  
Order Instructions:Lab order only
Synonyms:Coronavirus (2019-nCoV); COV19; SARS CoV2 RT-PCR
Methodology:Isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Lab order only

For use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Only.

Associated Links:

MLS Updates, HAN Guidelines, COVID-19 Workflow, COVID EUA Information, Alternate Covid Swabs and Transport Containers, CDC Evaluation and Reporting Persons Under Investigation, Coronavirus CSC Guidelines

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Respiratory swab
Collection Instructions:Collect swab using the provided Abbott ID Now Nasal swab.

If sending via PTS, the specimen must be placed in a lab specimen bag with an absorbent pad and then placed into another lab specimen bag.
Causes for Rejection:Samples collected in UTM, VTM, or other media cannot be tested. Use of swabs other than the swab in the CV2RNA collection kit may result in rejection.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship  immediately at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:2 hours at room temperature; 24 hours refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Virology  (Fairview Range - FRMC)


Reference Range:Negative or not detected.
Use:Asymptomatic patients should not be tested.

The CV2RNA assay is for the qualitative detection of SARS CoV2 viral RNA from patients who are suspected of acute COVID-19 infection by their provider. Negative results are presumptive and, if inconsistent with clinical signs and symptoms, testing with a different authorized molecular test is suggested. Negative tests do not preclude SARS-COV-2 infection and should not be as the sole basis for patient management decisions.

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