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Laborant Nasopharyngeal Swabs
Nasopharyngeal swabs are used to collect nasopharyngeal specimen for use in molecular diagnostic testing with an in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) test for SARS-CoV-2 detection. Specimens must be immediately placed in 1/3 ml of viral transport medium (VTM). Specimens should be collected within the first 24/72 hours of onset of symptoms, and no later than 5 days after onset of symptoms.