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Overview

Test name

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COVID-19 RT-PCR Test

Purpose of the test

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This is a clinical microbial test intended for Help: Diagnosis

Condition

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Click Indication tab for more information.

How to order

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Not provided

Specimen source

Nasal swab
Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab

Methodology

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Molecular Genetics
RRNA analysis
RT-PCR

Summary of what is tested

Click Methodology tab for more information.

Clinical utility

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Clinical validity

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Clinical resources

Practice guidelines

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

Consumer resources

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