SARS-CoV-2 TEST INFORMATION A. For testing guidelines and specimen collection information, refer to:SARS-CoV-2 PCR. B. Testing is limited to cases with prior approval from a local health department (LHD) or prior coordination with the laboratory. C. After completing specimen collection, call the laboratory to schedule a pickup ( 784-4410). D. Specimens must be accompanied by a Copia requisition (preferred), single-specimen requisition form, or the batch requisition form.
WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY) SCHEDULE Laboratory SARS-CoV-2 testing support is no longer available on the weekend. For emergency testing needs, please contact the local health department (LHD) of the patient's county of residence or of the county in which the healthcare facility is located.
Providers may store specimens refrigerated (if holding time will be <72 hours before testing) or frozen (if holding time will be >72 hours before testing) for a pickup by a NSYM PHL courier on Monday. Call the laboratory and leave a voicemail at (707) 784-4410 to arrange for a pickup. This schedule and instructions are subject to change depending on the outlook of the COVID-19 pandemic, staffing, and resource availability.