Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight in an insulated container, with ice packs
Test Fee: 
$36.75 per specimen
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
2 days
Specimen Requirements: 

Tonsil, tonsil scraping, nasal swab

Collection Protocol: 

Tonsil scraping and nasal swab should be placed in transport media sterile tubes (no gel or anticoagulant) with 1 ml viral transport liquid or a few drops of saline.

Collect and submit each fresh tissue individually bagged and labeled with permanent marker. Freeze tissues, refrigerate scraping and swab.