Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for sampling and for diagnostic laboratories

Public Health England

February 15
15:58 2020


These documents provide guidance to clinical diagnostic laboratories on the handling and processing of specimens for the diagnosis of COVID-19, and covers safety, laboratory investigations as well as sample requirements.

Use Form (E28) for requesting testing for COVID-19.

There may be further information specific to each country in the United Kingdom, as this guidance was written by Public Health England primarily for an English health professional audience. To see if country specific information is available, please refer to Health Protection Scotland, Public Health Wales, or Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

Published 15 January 2020
Last updated 15 February 2020 +show all update

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