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Topic: Expanded COVID-19 by PCR Testing Schedule

CLS has expanded our testing schedule for COVID-19 by PCR to include Monday through Friday plus Saturday and Sunday. All COVID-19 by PCR will be setup and reported within 24 hours of when we pick up specimens at your facility.
To further improve Turn Around Time (TAT) and meet testing requirements of CMS please ask your nursing staff to collect COVID-19 specimens as close to the phlebotomist pick up time as possible.

Technical Bulletin: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 Testing Options

Technical Bulletin

May 2020

Topic:  SARS-CoV-2,  COVID-19 Testing Options

In response to CMS guidelines for managing COVID-19 in Nursing Homes, CLS offers  COVID-19 testing by PCR and COVID-19 IgG Antibody (serology). As a part of CLS testing services we will provide statistical reporting of positive and negative results relative to your facility(ies). The following tests are available to all residents, staff, staff family members and vendors:

Test # Test Name Specimen Type
1581 Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 PCR VTM Swab
1582 Respiratory Path Panel + COVID-19 PCR (2) VTM Swabs
1576 SARS CoV2 Ab (IgG) Serum

176 129


1145 433 210 400

COVID Panel:






Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

CBC with Diff.

1 . SST

2. LAV

3. Plasma from Lav-Frozen

4. Plasma from Blue- Frozen

To order COVID-19 testing kits please contact our Supply Department at 770-307-5820.

To set up testing for residents, staff, staff family members, vendors or for further testing information; please contact our Client Services Department or, email


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