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COVID-19 Test Update for Regional Hospital Lab Clients

Effective Tuesday, September 27, 2022, the following laboratories will be going live with the GeneXpert Xpress for COVID-19 testing: Big Rapids, Gerber, Ludington, Pennock, Reed City, United, and Zeeland.

Please ensure your sites are stocked with the correct collection devices listed below in preparation of the changeover.

Current State

-Epic Order: COVID-19 PCR, Rapid [LAB1230619]
-Specimen Type: Nasopharyngeal (NP) or Nares
-Collection Device:
1. NP Dry Collection Kit Sterile plain dry swab with mini-tip [ITM-1143947]
2. Nares Dry Collection Kit [ITM-1127460]

 

Future State (Go-Live September 27th)

-Epic Order: COVID-19 PCR [LAB1230607]
-Specimen Type: Nasopharyngeal (NP) or Nares
-Collection Device:
1. NP WET Collection Kit – Liquid Media with Mini-Swab [ITM-1140078]
2. Nares WET Collection Kit – Liquid Media with Flocked Swab [ITM-1186125]

 


IMPORTANT

On Tuesday, September 27th, dry swab specimens will no longer be accepted
All COVID-19 specimen collections must be WET collection using one of the collection devices listed under FUTURE STATE above.


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