Absolute Diagnostics 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is available for ordering by physicians and other authorized health care providers anywhere in the U.S. The test detects the presence of the underlying virus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19 and is for use with patients who meet current guidance for evaluation of infection with COVID-19.
The following are acceptable sample types for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all preferably shipped overnight:
• Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab in viral transport medium
• Oropharyngeal (OP) collection in viral transport medium.
Samples/specimens should be shipped same day of collection (preferred); refrigerated specimens acceptable (if received for testing within 72 hours of collection); room temperature swabs are acceptable (if received within 24 hours of collection).
Specimens should be collected with appropriate infection control precautions. Current guidance for COVID-19 infection control precautions are available at the CDC’s website (see links provided in the “Community Resources” section).