To our valued clients:
As of Monday, March 16, 2020, Lincoln Diagnostics will start accepting specimens for the NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). Providers can also order RPP and COVID-19 together with code: CRPP on the same specimen collection.
Alternate Name: SARS CoV2, COVID-19
Clinical Utility: For the detection of the novel COVID-19 disease, SARS CoV-2.
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Test Code: LD074
Turnaround Time: 1-2 days
Specimen type: Nasopharyngeal swab in 1-3 ml of viral transport media
Storage Instruction: Refrigerated
- Swabs with calcium alginate or cotton tips; swabs with wooden shafts;
- Refrigerated samples greater than 72 hours old; room temperature specimen
- Improperly labeled; grossly contaminated; broken or leaking transport device;
- Collection with substances inhibitory to PCR including heparin, hemoglobin, ethanol, EDTA concentrations >0.01M
For more information, please view the literature below.
If you have any questions, please contact your account executive.