Plain Blood Adult: 5 mL Paediatric: 1.3 mL
Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.
Please ensure the specimen is double-bagged ( transparent inner bag, red outer bag) and contains a visible note for SARS-CoV-2 IgG (N-protein) testing.
Send samples immediately to the laboratory at room temperature after collection. Do not send by pneumatic tube system.
Mon – Fri: 0800 hrs – 1700 hrsSat: 0800 hrs – 1230 hrs
Specimens should be sent to Lab before 3pm for same day testing. Specimens sent after 3pm will be performed in the next day. For urgent request, please call Ext: 1383 for arrangement.
All staff are to select the exact indication that is applicable to the scenario when ordering COVID-19 test in CPOE.
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