Nasopharyngeal / Oropharyngeal (Upper respiratory) swab samples using dry Dacron-tip swabs.
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.
Commercial Real-Time PCR; Cepheid Xpert® Xpress SARS-CoV-2 Assay
SARS-CoV-2 Not Detected;
Presumptive Positive For SARS-CoV-2;
Inconclusive for SARS-CoV-2
< 6 hours
Test is restricted to ID physicians and transplant team only.