Avellino SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Test
A non-invasive swab test to identify the coronavirus
The Avellino SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Test (AvellinoCoV2) is a non-invasive, swab based test used to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a strong indicator of the patient having the COVID-19 disease. A positive result generally indicates an active infection, while a negative result should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or other patient management decisions. All results, whether positive or negative, must be combined with clinical observations, patient history, and epidemiological information for a proper medical diagnosis. AvellinoCoV2 was developed by Avellino Lab USA, Inc., in its CLIA-qualified lab and is authorized by the FDA under the Emergency Use Authorization.
How the Test Works
1. Health care provider orders and receives the AvellinoCoV2 test kit.
2. Health care provider collects swab samples from the patient’s nose and mouth.
3. Health care provider ships patient’s sample to Avellino’s laboratory.
4. Avellino conducts lab testing.
5. Avellino prepares the patient report.
6. Avellino sends the results to your health care provider.
Detection of SARS-CoV-2 to assist in the diagnosis of COVID-2019 infections.
Real-time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)- PCR
iii. Specimen Collection
One nasopharyngeal swab and one oropharyngeal swab sample in Microbiome viral transport medium.
iSWAB Microbiome Collection tube
vi. Expected Turnaround Time
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date the swab specimen arrives in the testing facility to when the result is released to the ordering health care provider via patient report. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for confirmatory tests. Testing schedules may vary.
viii. Storage Instructions
Store at room temperature for no longer than 72 hours.
ix. Causes for Rejection
Samples older than 72 hours; improper labeling; gross contamination; broken or leaking transport device; collection with substances inhibitory to PCR including heparin, hemoglobin, ethanol, EDTA concentrations >0.01M