MCCH FAQs: CoVID-19 testing

1. What types of testing are you offering?

MCCH Clinical Laboratory is offering two types of CoVID-19 Testing:

Active Infection Test

MCCH Clinical Laboratory is offering services for the BioGX SARS-CoV-2 Assay for the BD MAX System (RTPCR). This test has been issued Emergency Use Authorization by the US-FDA. This test is not yet approved or cleared by the US-FDA. When there are no FDA-approved or cleared tests available, and other criteria are met, FDA can make tests available under an emergency access mechanism called an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). A swab is inserted into one nostril to the nasopharynx. The swab is then rotated in a circle around the entire inside of the nasopharynx at least five times. Test results are typically sent to the ordering provider/ facility within one day.

 

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