2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

General Information

Testing Time: 5-6 Days
Testing Lab: Labcorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 1 mL
Temperature: Frozen
Tube Type:
Collection Info:
Nasopharyngeal (NP) or oropharyngeal (OP) swab in viral transport medium, NP or OP washes/aspirates in sterile cups, bronchial washings or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens in sterile cups

Temp: Frozen (preferred)- Specimen can only be refrigerated for 72 hour

Causes for Rejection: Swabs with calcium alginate or cotton tips; swabs with wooden shafts; refrigerated samples greater than 72 hours old; room temperature specimen submitted; improperly labeled; grossly contaminated; broken or leaking transport device; collection with substances inhibitory to PCR including heparin, hemoglobin, ethanol, EDTA concentrations >0.01M


Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA)

Clinical Utilities

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 to assist in the diagnosis of COVID-2019 infections.

CPT Codes

Please call Client Services

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.