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COVID-19 PCR Update: Specimen Collection Device

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.

 

TEST INFORMATION

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

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