COVID-19 (Cepheid)

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB14098
  • Soft Test Code:
  • COVID
Alternate Names
  • Coronavirus
  • COV1
  • COVID - 19 In-House
  • Covid-19 Rapid (Cepheid)
  • PRMC Inpatient COVID-19
  • PVH Inpatient COVID-19
  • SARS CoV-2
  • SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19), PCR

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

XPERT Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen Collection Kit (Red Top / Pink Fluid)

Alternate Specimen

Nasopharyngeal Swab placed in an M4RT Vial (Red Cap Vial)       
                                                                                              
Nasopharyngeal Swab placed in Viral Transport Media (Copan UTM)

Nasopharyngeal swab placed in saline

Nasal swab placed in saline

Nasal swab placed in viral transport media (Copan UTM)

Nasal swab placed in M4RT Vial (Red Cap Vial)

Oropharyngeal swab in Viral Transport Media (Copan UTM)

Oropharyngeal swab in saline

TransportAndStorage

8 hours Ambient
7 days Refrigerated

Collection Instructions

Nasopharyngeal Collection Instructions

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Negative


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 Polymerase Chain Reaction

Documentation

Cepheid-Factsheet for Health Care Providers

Cepheid-Fact Sheet for Patients


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Molecular Diagnostics
Turn Around Time

8 hours to 1 day


Coding & Compliance

CDM

01427635


CPT Coding

87635