Test CPT Codes
COVID-19 Comprehensive Evaluation
Molecular, Diagnostic Immunology
Diagnostic & Follow-up
Oropharyngeal (OP) collection in viral transport medium, ESwab™, or saline.
Nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs also accepted in viral transport medium (discard OP swab included with viral transport medium), ESwab™, or saline.
OP or NP washes/aspirates in sterile cups.
Bronchial washing or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens in sterile cups
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Frozen at -20° C (preferred). Refrigerated specimens acceptable (if received for testing within 72 hours of collection). Room temperature swabs are acceptable (if received within 24 hours of collection).