|A separate container is required for this test.|
Nose/Throat swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs, sputum and BAL are the preferred sample types for this test.
Other specimen types should be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to collection.
Collect one nose/throat swab for BOTH COVID-19 PCR and Respiratory PCR using the Respiratory PCR collection kits available from Pathology. Ensure both labels are placed on the vial and both orders signed off in Powerchart specimen collect.
Note: Blue capped swabs are UNSUITABLE for this test.
If two COVID-19 tests have been requested, ensure these are one two separate laboratory numbers and the collection times recorded as at least one minute apart.