Sequencing, SARS-CoV-2 (causitive agent of COVID-19)

Specimen:

For ambulatory cases: NPS/OPS in VTM or UTM For cases with severe respiratory disease: sputum (if produced) and/or endotracheal aspirate or bronchoalveolar lavage For cases which expired: lung tissue from biopsy

Volume/Quantity:



Shedule of Collection:

Collect on presentation

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:

Wednesday and Saturday

Cut off Day and Time:

Tuesday 14:00 Friday 14:00

Turnaround Time:

2 weeks

Fee:

none at present

Status:

Available