COVID, NAAT – SWAB SARS-CoV-2 RNA (COVID-19), Qualitative NAAT – The SARS-CoV-2 RNA (COVID-19), Nucleic-acid Amplification Test (NAAT) is a qualitative multi-target molecular diagnostics test that aids in the detection of COVID-19. This test is intended to be performed on respiratory specimens collected from individuals who meet the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) clinical and/or Epidemiological criteria for COVID-19 testing. A Detected result is considered a positive test result for COVID-19. This indicates that RNA from SARS-CoV-2 was detected and that the patient is considered infected with the virus and presumed to be contagious. If requested by public health authorities, specimens will be send for additional testing.
• A Not Detected (negative) test result for this test means that SARS-CoV-2 RNA was not present in the specimen above the limit of detection. However, it does not rule out the possibility of COVID-19 and should not be used as the sole basis for patient management decisions.
• An Inconclusive result means not all of the testing targets were detected. This could be due to a sample with viral concentrations near the limit of detection of the test or other factors. An additional sample collection may be considered.