Rapid SARS CoV2 PCR assay
Rapid PCR test for COVID-19
Detected or NOT detected
|Sample & container required
|Respiratory sample (Nasopharyngeal, throat). Pale blue eNAT collection kits on allocation. DO NOT use the red or green lid sample tubes. These will be sent for routine testing and cannot be tested on the rapid test.
|Minimum: NPA – 0.6ml
Nasopharyngeal / throat swab into the dedicated pale blue eNAT collection tube.
|Urgent courier or pod to local pathology specimen reception
|2 hours, 24/7 service
Health & safety: The blue eNAT collection tubes in this pack contain hazardous substances that can cause skin and eye irritation following direct contact. Please handle with care, avoiding splashes, and wear gloves and goggles or visor when opening these tubes. Never use a swab that has been contaminated with this medium on patients.
Sample collection kits are available on a weekly allocation from the local pathology reception.