Important Notice | While TVMDL can test for some animal-related coronavirus, we do not currently have a test specific for Covid-19.
For information on human-related Covid-19 see the following: CDC link | SHS Link
1 g fresh respiratory tissue and/or tracheal or choanal cleft (oral) swab
Moist swabs are preferred; it its recommended to add 1-2 drops of sterile saline to the swab and place in a sterile, leak-proof container (e.g. red top tube). Bacterial culture swabs submitted in bacterial culture media (gel, charcoal, etc.) are not suitable for PCR testing. Fresh samples provide the most accurate results.