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COVID-19 Specimen Collection and Submission Instructions   Add to my SOP compendium

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This document describes instructions for collection, shipment, and storage of nasopharyngeal swab, nasal swab, and oropharyngeal swab 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 Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and is available at

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  • Cell - Nasal cavity
  • Cell - Nasopharynx
  • Cell - Oral Cavity
  • Pneumonia/Respiratory Infection
  • Biospecimen Acquisition
  • Biospecimen Shipment
  • Storage

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