COVID-19

Last Modified: 7/10/2020 9:30:50 AM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Collection Instructions: Nasopharyngeal Collection Instructions
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:  
Rejection Criteria: Wood Shaft; calcium alginate; cotton tipped swab
Reference Range: Negative
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Testing performed by real-time PCR using the Cepheid SARS CoV-2 assay on the GeneXpert Infinity.  This test has not been FDA cleared or approved.  This test has been authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) on March 20, 2020.  This test has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens,  until the emergency use authorization is terminated or revoked.
Methodology: Real-Time PCR
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 8 hours to 1 day
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: COVID
EPIC Test Code: LAB14098
Alternate Test Names: Coronavirus; COVID - 19 In-House ; PRMC Inpatient COVID-19; SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19), PCR; SARS CoV-2;
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87635

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