A nasopharyngeal swab is a method for collecting a clinical test sample (Covid-19) of
nasal secretions from the back of the nose and throat. The procedure is also
commonly used to evaluate patients with suspected respiratory infection
caused by other viruses and some bacteria.
- EMT Certified techs / Medical Assistants
- Specimen Chain of custody is two (tech collecting the specimen and Lab tech processing specimen)
- Result in 12-24 hours for Pre-Operation patients & 12-48 hours all other.