COVID - 19 Direct Access, PCR 24 hours (Direct Access Testing)

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • Soft Test Code:
  • COV24
Alternate Names
  • Covid 19
  • COVID-19, PCR, Direct Access
  • COVID-19, PCR, Direct Access, 24 hours

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Patient Preparation

Link to https://www.parkview.com/services-specialties/lab-diagnostic-imaging/direct-access-testing


Specimen Requirements

 


Alternate Specimen

Nasopharyngeal Swab placed in an M4RT Vial

Nasopharyngeal Swab placed in UTM

Nasopharyngeal Swab placed in saline

Nasal Swab placed in UTM

Nasal Swab placed in M4RT, Nasal


TransportAndStorage

 Nasopharyngeal Swab placed in an M4RT Vial, Nasopharyngeal Swab placed in UTM, Nasopharyngeal Swab placed in saline, Nasal Swab placed in UTM, Nasal Swab placed in M4RT, Nasal


Collection Instructions

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


Minimum Volume


Neonatal Volumne

Clinical Interpretation

Critical Ranges:

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 Healthcare Providers


Cepheid Factsheet 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

24 hours


Coding & Compliance

CPT Coding

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