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Test Code COVID-19 PCR 2019 Novel Corona Virus PCR

Important Note

Samples must be sent with the

Outpatient-COVID-19-PCR Mandatory Test Requisition Form


Hospital/ER- COVID-19-PCR Mandatory Test Requisition Form


the eConsent Form


Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories


Real time PCR, Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA)

Specimen Requirements

Collection Note:  Collect Only One Nasopharyngeal Swab in One Vial of Universal Transport Medium (UTM) Per Patient for All Testing: Flu/RSV, Respiratory Virus Panel (RVP) and/or COVID-19 PCR. (NAsel swabs may be performed for staff undergoing regular surveillance screening.


Container/Tube:  One Universal Transport Medium (UTM).


Specimen: One Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimen placed into a vial of Universal Transport Medium (UTM) or One Sputum sample in sterile cup.


Transport Temperature: Refrigerated


Stability: Room Temperature 12 Hours

                 Refrigerated            72 Hours

                 Frozen -70               3 months


Computer Interface Code

PDM #  20630433

CPT Coding



LOINC code 94309-2

Used For

2019 Novel Corona Virus PCR,  is a qualitative molecular diagnostic test that aids in the diagnosis of COVID-19.