SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Real-Time RT-PCR
Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure #: MCN0311A
|Synonym(s):||COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) PCR, SARS-CoV-2 rRT-PCR|
|Test Description||Testing samples for the detection of nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus in individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider.|
|Pre-Approval Needed||All specimens for COVID-19 testing require preapproval. Contact your Local Health Department or DSHS Public Health Region to ensure patient meets the criteria for testing and to obtain approval to test. DO NOT ship specimens prior to receiving this approval.|
|Supplemental Information Required||N/A|
|Performed on Specimens from (sources)||Human|
|Sample/Specimen Type for Testing||
|Minimum Volume/Size Required||2-3 mL|
|Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping||Refrigerate at 2-8°C, or freeze at -70°C or below.|
|Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements||
|Turn-around Time||2 business days|
|Common Causes for Rejection||
|Additional Information||Please mark the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) PCR test request box on the submission form.
Note: By checking the Influenza Surveillance or COVID-19 PCR test request box, submitters authorize DSHS to test for Flu and/or COVID as resources allow.