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COVID-19 PCR Rapid Test (SARS-CoV-2) - Qualitative

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Description

Indications

Specimen Required

Nasopharyngeal / Oropharyngeal (Upper respiratory) swab samples using dry Dacron-tip swabs.

Storage and Transport

​Despatch all samples to Diagnostic Bacteriology laboratory through Client and Specimen Management (CSM, Level 8, Diagnostics Tower, The Academia) as soon as possible via portering services.

Method

​Commercial Real-Time PCR; Cepheid Xpert® Xpress SARS-CoV-2 Assay

Test Results

SARS-CoV-2 Not Detected;

SARS-CoV-2 Detected;

Presumptive Positive For SARS-CoV-2;

Inconclusive for SARS-CoV-2

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​< 6 hours

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

Remarks

Test is restricted to ID physicians and transplant team only.

Change History Notes

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