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2019-NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SPECIMEN COLLECTION KIT INSTRUCTIONS   Add to my SOP compendium

BRD ID: 2,303

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Description

This document describes procedures for the collection, storage, and transport of nasopharyngeal specimens using a flexible plastic or wire shaft swab and oropharyngeal specimens using synthetic (polyester, rayon, or dacron) swabs for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the novel 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID, COVID-19, COVID19) by State Health Laboratories. This SOP is a product of the Rhode Island Department of Health and is available at https://health.ri.gov/publications/bytopic.php?parm=Laboratory#Laboratorians.

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COVID-19-Specimen-Collection-Kit.pdf [Size: 316 KB]

Biospecimens
  • Cell - Nasopharynx
Diagnoses
  • Pneumonia/Respiratory Infection
Topics
  • Biospecimen Acquisition
  • Biospecimen Shipment
  • Storage

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