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Interim Guidelines

The CDC provides Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) »


Testing Recommendations

The Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District is recommending screening and testing using the Nasopharyngeal swab (NP) technique.

The CDC is now allowing the use only 1 mL of Viral Transit Media (VTM) rather than the 2-3mL in order to conserve resources. Laboratory staff can transfer the VIM under proper laboratory processes.


Commercial Laboratories

Quest Diagnostics Information & Guidance »

LabCorp (Information & Guidance »

Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) Labs Information & Guidance »