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Specimen Collection and Submission Instructions   Add to my SOP compendium

BRD ID: 2,361

Source: Washington State Department of Health Tier: SOP Number of times downloaded: 2813


This document describes instructions for collection, shipment, and storage of nasopharyngeal swab, nasal swab, sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage, tracheal aspirate, and pleural fluid specimens for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the novel 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID, COVID-19, COVID19). This SOP is a product of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and is available at:

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  • Cell - Nasopharynx
  • Cell - Nasal cavity
  • Cell - Sputum
  • Cell - Bronchial Lavage
  • Cell - Pleural Fluid
  • Fluid - Bronchial Lavage
  • Fluid - Sputum
  • Fluid - Pleural Fluid
  • Cell - Trachea
  • Fluid - Trachea
  • Pneumonia/Respiratory Infection
  • Biospecimen Acquisition
  • Biospecimen Shipment
  • Storage

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