We offer COVID-19 molecular testing.
Please fill out the requisition/order for PRL by including the following:
- Patient information (i.e. physical address, phone number, insurance)
- Test Code: 20212
- Test Name: SARS-CoV-2 by TMA (COVID-19)
- CPT: U0003
The collection method should follow appropriate infection control precautions.
- Collect a NARES, nasopharyngeal, and/or oropharyngeal sample with an Aptima Multi-Test Swab Kit
- Be sure to label the collection device with two patient identifiers (ex. patient name and date of birth)
- Current guidelines for COVID-19 infection control precautions can be found on the CDC’s website
- Identify as COVID-19 and place in a separate transport bag labeled “COVID-19” provided by PRL
- Send at room temperature
- Keep swabs separated from other specimens
- Call PRL at 210-892-3700 for pickup and Press “0” (specify for COVID-19 specimens)
- PRL Couriers will pick up
There is a 24-hour turnaround time from the time of receipt.
- We accept all insurances and are in-network with the majority.
- Client pricing is available upon request.