COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Collection Guidelines

Northern Light laboratory recommends Flu and RSV testing be ordered in conjunction with the COVID-19 test offered by the State CDC. 

Flu and RSV tests can be performed on ONE NP swab placed in 'viral transport medium' (i.e. VTM/UTM)

Testing to be sent to the State CDC for suspected Coronavirus needs to be ordered as a 'referral' test and the following two forms MUST accompany the specimen to our laboratory:
Please clearly label ALL collected specimens as "suspected PUI" before sending to our laboratory for processing.