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Test Order CodeHelp: JAX COVID-19 Whole Genome Sequencing Assay

How To Order

Laboratory's Test Page



How To Order


If you would like to begin sending samples to The Jackson Laboratory for COVID testing, please contact CGL_COVID_CS@jax.org.
Order URL Help: https://www.jax.org/coronavirus-information/provider-information/requesting-a-test-order

Informed Consent Required Help: Yes

Specimen Source

  • Nasal swab
  • Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab
  • Oropharyngeal swab
  • Purified RNA

Specimen requirements: https://www.jax.org/coronavirus-information/provider-information/submitting-samples

Sample requirements

Please visit https://www.jax.org/coronavirus-information/provider-information for comprehensive instructions for specimen collection and transport.

Turnaround time

3-5 calendar days

Test Codes

LOINC Code(s):

Test Orderable By

  • Health Care Provider
  • Licensed Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nurse

Testing Strategy


Reflex test for Sars-CoV-2 positive specimens.

Contact Policy


Not provided

Laboratory Contact For This Test

  • Lei Li, PhD, MD, ABMGG Board Certified, Diplomate of the American Board of Medica, Lab Director
  • Phone Number: 860-837-2062
  • Email: lei.li@jax.org

Clinical resources

Practice guidelines

  • NICE, 2022
    UK NICE Guideline NG191, COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19

Consumer resources

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