PCR, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV)

Specimen:

a) For symptomatics, collect both lower respiratory tract and upper respiratory tract specimens; - Lower respiratory tract specimens: sputum, endotracheal aspirate, or bronchoalveolar lavage, lung tissue without fixative (post-mortem) in VTM or sterile s

Volume/Quantity:



Schedule of Collection:

a) For symptomatics: collect on presentation of symptoms; b) For asymptomatic contacts: within 14 days of last documented contact; to confirm clearance of the virus, sample collection to be repeated until the results are negative on 2 sequential samples.

Collection/Storage/Handling/Transport:

a) For NPS/OPS in VTM or UTM: Collect using Dacron/Rayon-tip swabs with plastic shaft and place immediately in VTM or UTM b) For BAL, ETA, Sputum, Nasopharyngeal aspirate: Collect in sterile container c) For lung tissue from biopsy: Collect in sterile c

Running Day:

Mon-Sun (everyday)

Cut off Day and Time:

9:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Turnaround Time:

48 hours

Fee:

₱ 9,000.00

Status:

Available