Accurate COVID-19 Virus Detection with PCR Testing
Turn Around Time for RPP with COVID-19 is 24-48 hours
COVID-19 rRT-PCR testing can be performed on nasal or nasopharyngeal swabs.
This assay can accurately detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in patients in as little as 24-48 hours.
The COVID-19 test screens for three different SARS-CoV-2-specific genes: the open reading frame (ORF) gene, the envelope (E) gene, and the nucleocapsid (N) gene. A positive result for any of the three genes would indicate the presence of COVID-19 virus.
Specimen requirements: A nasal or nasopharyngeal swab from the patient, contained in a tube filled with ~3 mL of Universal Transport Medium (UTM) or Viral Transport Medium (VTM).
Disclaimer: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). This rRT-PCR assay will not detect any targets outside of this panel.