Covid 19 Virus Test (PCR)
The SARS-CoV-2 assay is a REAL-TIME PCR for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 in respiratory specimens from individuals.
Results are for the identification of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. The SARS-CoV-2 RNA is generally detectable in respiratory specimens during the acute phase of infection. Positive results are indicative of active infection. Laboratories within the United States and its territories are required to report all positive results to the appropriate public health authorities.
Negative results do not preclude SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for patient management decisions. Negative results must be combined with clinical observations, patient history, and epidemiological information