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Test ID: SARS-CoV-2 Total

Test Name:
SARS-CoV-2 Total
Test Code:
COV2T
Specialised Test:
Yes
Turnaround Time:
1 working day
Test Schedule:
Daily
Test Type:
Single Test
Additional Test Note:

Results are not intended to be used as the sole basis for patient management decisions. Test results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical observations, patient history, epidemiological information, and other laboratory findings.

 

Clinical sensitivity of the test is 49.75-70.89% at 0-6 days; 92.81-99.48% at 7-13 days and 91.59-100% at >=14 days post PCR positive. Reactive result does not exclude past or present infection by other coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV-1, MERS-CoV, HKU1, 229E, NL63, or OC43, or due to cross-reactivity from pre-existing antibodies or other possible causes.

The ordering Doctor has to state the indications and purpose for the use of this test clearly on the order form. This test is NOT to be used for primary diagnosis of COVID-19 infection, RT-PCR remains the only accepted primary test method for diagnosis and confirmation of COVID-19 at this present time.

 

The use of COVID-19 serology based tests should follow the most updated directives issued from MOH.


Sample Requirement:

A dedicated 5mL Plain or SST tube is required. The tube cannot be used for the processing of other test orders. Please pack the tube separately from other clinical samples. Samples are to be double-bagged.

 

For despatch requests, please inform us that there is/are COVID-19 sample(s) for collection and the quantity. Our despatcher will need to bring a break-proof, leak-proof secondary container and cooler boxes along for COVID-19 sample collection.

Fasting Requirement:
NA
Immunology & Serology
Parkway Laboratory Services
Last Update:
30/06/2020

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