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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

CPT Codes:99999

Rejection criteria

  1. Swabs with calcium alginate or cotton tips; swabs with wooden shafts;
  2. Refrigerated samples greater than 72 hours old; room temperature specimen
  3. Improperly labeled; grossly contaminated; broken or leaking transport device;
  4. Collection with substances inhibitory to PCR including heparin, hemoglobin, ethanol, EDTA concentrations >0.01M

Related Documents

For more information, please view the literature below.

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&A March 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), NAA Specimen Collection Instructions

 If you have any questions, please contact your account executive. 

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