Saliva Collection Instruction

SALIVA COLLECTION KIT INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE UDX COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST

KIT INCLUDES: TRANSPORT TUBE, FUNNEL, BIOHAZARD BAG, ORDER FORM

DO NOT EAT OR DRINK 15 MINUTES BEFORE TEST

  • Step 1: Wash or disinfect your hands thoroughly before test.
  • Step 2: Open your Saliva Kit and place the provided items on a clean surface.
  • Step 3: Please write your name and date of birth on the tube label.
  • Step 4: Cough deeply 3-5 times into your mask or sleeve to help bring up secretions from your lungs.
  • Step 5: Open the test tube by unscrewing the cap being careful not to spill the liquid inside.
  • Step 6: Place the funnel it in the tube with the longer end down in the test tube
  • Step 7 : Carefully hold the funnel down on the tab with your thumb to secure the funnel from coming off.
  • Step 8  : Now carefully place your mouth over the funnel and spit. Make sure to spit to the fill line.

* NO MUCUS OR FLEM – ONLY SALIVA

  • Step 9. Carefully secure the cap tightly and discard the funnel used.
  • Step 10. Open the hazard bag provided and insert the test tube into the zip portion of the bag.
  • Step 11. Fold your order form into fourths and insert it into the back pouch of the hazard bag.

SEND SPECIMEN TO UDX LAB

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  • UltimateDX is a CLIA certified high complexity lab with expertise in research and development of many laboratory developed tests (LDTs).
  • UltimateDX Laboratories, the world leader in providing PCR and Next Generation DNA Sequencing in microbial identification, has validated a real-time Reverse Transcriptase PCR (rRT-PCR) assay for the specific detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virusUltimateDX has been validated for nasal swabs, sputum, and saliva samples for COVID-19 testing.
  • UltimateDX Laboratory COVID-19 Testing Status and Approval for Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2 using Nasal Swabs, Sputum and Saliva Samples.
  • Detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The assay validation exceeds the minimum recommendations put forth by the FDA guidance policies and has been determined to be 100% specific and sensitive in vitro.
    CLICK HERE to review the UDX SARS-CoV-2      Molecular Diagnostic Validation Summary 
  • We have been validated and added to the FDA Website as a resource laboratory for COVID-19 Testing.
  • UltimateDX’s COVID-19 Rapid PCR Test has a 24-hour turn around time from time of receipt.
  • UltimateDX laboratory has been validated to offer the COVID-19 TEST utilizing nasal swabs, sputum and saliva samples.
  • UltimateDX will have the capacity to process 10,000 samples per day.