Federal & National Covid Resources
Federal Emergency Management Administration
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Drug Administration
Indian Health Service
National Indian Health Board
If the materials in this recommendation are not available, FDA recommends use of a dry swab in saline to collect and transport samples for molecular RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 assays. FDA believes that for saline, a sterile glass or plastic vial containing between 1mL and 3mL of phosphate buffered saline is appropriate. Specimens can be stored up to 72 hours at 4℃, or frozen for longer storage. All the products listed below do not include a swab.
- ThermoFisher: R064430, R064432, R064434, R064436 and R064438
- Hardy/Healthlink: D185, K248, R45 and R55
- Edge Biologicals: T-0625 and T-0110f
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