Test Overview
Test Methodology

RT-PCR

Reference Range *

Negative

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Sunday
Analytic Time

2 - 3 days

Soft Order Code
MCVRP
MiChart Code
MCVRP
Synonyms
  • MCVSP
  • MCVRP
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus Real-Time PCR
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
MDHHS
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Specimens from ambulatory patients suspected of having COVID-19 should not be sent to MLabs for SARS-CoV-2 testing at this time. Please direct questions regarding testing to your local health department and if testing is approved, make arrangements for sending directly to the state health department for COVID-19 testing. The number for Washtenaw County is 734-544-6700. If you are unable to reach your local health department, please call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Communicable Disease (CD) Division at: 517-335-8165 during business hours, or at: 517-335-9030 after-hours and on holidays.

Rejection Criteria
Specimen not sent in a viral transport medium
Storage Temperature
Refrigerated is preferred, may be frozen if testing is delayed to > 72 hours
Additional Information

Test sent to Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS); although there is no charge for testing, MLabs charges a handling fee for processing and forwarding specimens to MDHHS.
Note that MLabs offers a Respiratory Pathogen Panel by PCR (order code RPAN) testing which is typically required as part of MDHHS SARS-CoV-2 risk assessment criteria. The Respiratory Pathogen Panel by PCR does not test for SARS-CoV-2.
Additional information regarding Coronavirus disease is available at the following websites:
http://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/MDHHS_CDC_PUI_Form_and_Cover_S…
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/lab/guidelines-clinical-speci…
https://www.uofmhealth.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update

Billing
CPT Code
99001
Fee Code
20230
NY State Approved
No