COVID- 19 Laboratory Testing
CSI Laboratories’ Coronavirus (COVID-19) SARS-CoV-2 testing is available using a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay pursuant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for diagnostic testing in CLIA-certified laboratories. The test detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2.
Specimens should be collected with appropriate infection control procedures using appropriate personal protective equipment.
Accepted Sample Collection:
- Nasal swab
- Nasopharyngeal swab
- Oropharyngeal swab
Accepted Swabs (in appropriate media):
- Synthetic, flocked swabs
- Do NOT send dry swabs, wood shaft swabs, calcium-alginate tip swabs or swabs with preservatives
Accepted Transport Media
- Any universal transport media (UTM), viral transport media (VTM) or sterile saline in 1 mL or 3mL volume
List price for SARS-CoV-2 by PCR is $100.
Request COVID-19 Virus Testing
If you are a healthcare provider or administrator interested in using CSI Laboratories for COVID-19 testing, please provide your contact information and someone will reach out to you soon. Alternately, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-459-1185. Please note that our COVID-19 testing services are not available to individual clinicians or patients but rather to healthcare institutions.
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