Collection tube

Nasopharyngeal Swab, Oropharyngeal swab, nasal swab, or nasal turbinate in 2-3 ml of UTM, Eswab, or sterile saline.

Also acceptable

Nasal Aspirate - Collect 2-3 mL into a sterile, leak-proof, screw-cap sputum collection cup or sterile dry container.
Sputum - expectorate deep cough sputum (not saliva) directly into a sterile, leak-proof, screw-cap dry container.
BAL - Collect 2-3 mL into a sterile, leak-proof, screw-cap dry container.

Preferred Volume

2-3 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 ml

Unacceptable Conditions

Refrigerated samples greater than 72 hours old
Room temperature swabs greater than 24 hours old
Improperly labeled, grossly contaminated, broken or leaking transport device
Specimens received in gel transport media used for bacterial cultures

Storage/Transport Temperature

Stable for 72 hours refrigerated, Frozen (-70C) 90 days

Special Handling

Order codes:
- MIP0020 - SARS-CoV-2 Only
- MIP0020-R - SARS-CoV-2 Reflex (Reflexis to FLU/RSV and/or Respitory panel)
 
Collection

Collection tube

Nasopharyngeal Swab, Oropharyngeal swab, nasal swab, or nasal turbinate in 2-3 ml of UTM, Eswab, or sterile saline.

Also acceptable

Nasal Aspirate - Collect 2-3 mL into a sterile, leak-proof, screw-cap sputum collection cup or sterile dry container.
Sputum - expectorate deep cough sputum (not saliva) directly into a sterile, leak-proof, screw-cap dry container.
BAL - Collect 2-3 mL into a sterile, leak-proof, screw-cap dry container.

Preferred Volume

2-3 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 ml

Unacceptable Conditions

Refrigerated samples greater than 72 hours old
Room temperature swabs greater than 24 hours old
Improperly labeled, grossly contaminated, broken or leaking transport device
Specimens received in gel transport media used for bacterial cultures

Storage/Transport Temperature

Stable for 72 hours refrigerated, Frozen (-70C) 90 days

Special Handling

Order codes:
- MIP0020 - SARS-CoV-2 Only
- MIP0020-R - SARS-CoV-2 Reflex (Reflexis to FLU/RSV and/or Respitory panel)
 
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