How long is a COVID-19 sample stable for?
This depends on the lab that is processing the sample. Samples that have been collected are generally stable for 4 days, however, stability time can vary depending on the lab that is processing the samples. The lab name can be found on the return shipping label.
|Laboratory||From Date of Collection (DOC)||Number of Days for Issue Resolution|
|Fulgent||7 days||2 days|
|Perkin Elmer (PKI)||3 days||7 days|
|Exact||4 days||7 days|