Lab Section: Molecular Diagnostics
Description: reverse transcriptase - quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR)
Min Sample Volume: One swab preferably in one ml of viral transport medium - saline moistened swab acceptable
Collection Container: Sealed vials that prevent desiccation.
Coolant: Refrigerate. Ship in insulated container with ice packs.
Test Target: Nucleic Acid
Test Days: M-F as needed
Test Turnaround (business days): 2-3 days