Due to a shortage of testing supplies, Spectrum Health Reference Laboratory (SHRL, Grand Rapids) will be limiting testing methods that utilize dry swabs.
For COVID tests collected in the ambulatory (outpatient) setting, a COVID PCR (LAB1230607) should be ordered and collected on a swab placed in liquid transport media.
Order Name: COVID-19 PCR [LAB1230607]
Collection Swab: Swab in liquid transport media (Saline, UTM, etc.)
Workday Order #: ITM-1140814
Lab Method: PCR
Typical Turn-Around Time: Current Average <24 hours