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Test ID SCOVT Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), RNA Detection, ddPCR, Tissue

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue.

Sources: Lung tissue, sputum (cell block), tracheal aspirate (cell block), bronchoalveolar fluid (cell block), cardiac tissue, brain tissue, kidney tissue, other



Specimen Type: Tissue

Container/Tube: Tissue block

Collection Instructions: Submit a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block.



Specimen Type: Tissue

Container/Tube: Slides

Specimen Volume: 5 unstained

Collection Instructions: Submit 5 unstained, non-baked slides with 10-micron thick sections of tissue, preferably along with an Hematoxylin and Eosin slide (not required).



Specimen Type: Tissue

Container/Tube: Scrolls

Specimen Volume: 5 scrolls

Collection Instructions: Submit 5 scrolls of FFPE tissue cut at 10 microns thick, preferably along with an H&E slide (not required).

Useful For

Detection of severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue

Method Name

Droplet Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction (ddPCR)

Reporting Name


Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient (preferred)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SCOVT SARS CoV-2 RNA ddPCR, Qual, FFPE 94316-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
610691 Result 94316-7
610692 Additional Information 94736-6
MG141 SARS CoV-2 Specimen Source 31208-2
610693 Method 85069-3
610694 Disclaimer 62364-5

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) Performed


Report Available

7 to 10 days