Molecular Biology & Genetics Laboratory

COVID-19 Test


Testing is available for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus by Real-Time RT-PCR. We provide report for companion animal export.

Validated
Assay Code APV-195
Description SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, belongs to the genus Betacoronavirus and was firstly identified in humans in January 2020. It is primarily transmitted through droplets released when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks in close vicinity to other individuals. People can also become infected by touching surfaces that have been contaminated with the droplets of infected persons. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is typically around five days but may range from two to 14 days.

Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of sense of smell and taste. Complications may include pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, multi-organ failure, septic shock, and blood clots.

Method Real -Time RT-PCR
Sample Type
Swab / Secretion (Respiratory), Culture.
Transport Condition Samples should be transported at 4°C and within 24 hours of collection.
Turn Around Time (TAT) TAT for routine samples is within 3 working days. Samples delivered before 11:00 AM will begin processing immediately resulting in shorter TAT. Urgent Samples must be delivered before 11:00 AM and will be charged double.

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Molecular Biology & Genetics Laboratory

COVID-19 Test


Testing is available for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus by Real-Time RT-PCR. We provide report for companion animal export.

Validated
Assay Code APV-195
Description SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, belongs to the genus Betacoronavirus and was firstly identified in humans in January 2020. It is primarily transmitted through droplets released when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks in close vicinity to other individuals. People can also become infected by touching surfaces that have been contaminated with the droplets of infected persons. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is typically around five days but may range from two to 14 days.

Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of sense of smell and taste. Complications may include pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, multi-organ failure, septic shock, and blood clots.

Method Real -Time RT-PCR
Sample Type
Swab / Secretion (Respiratory), Culture.
Transport Condition Samples should be transported at 4°C and within 24 hours of collection.
Turn Around Time (TAT) TAT for routine samples is within 3 working days. Samples delivered before 11:00 AM will begin processing immediately resulting in shorter TAT. Urgent Samples must be delivered before 11:00 AM and will be charged double.

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