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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

SARS-CoV-2 virus



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Specimen Collection

Pre Testing Requirements

If testing other than COVID-19 is required, an additional sample must be collected and sent separately from the COVID-19 sample.
A separate laboratory request form is also required.

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

 COVID-19 samples must:

- be double bagged if sent in the Lamson

- be bagged separately from any other laboratory samples

Refer to Collection Guides for specimen collection information


Adult Specimen

Nasopharyngeal swab / sputum

Paediatric Specimen

Nasopharyngeal swab / sputum

Sample Delivery to Lab

Double bagged samples can be sent in the Lamson

Test Information


Molecular Biology