02/27/2021: Lab Update: CDC Updates Interim Guidelines for Collecting and Handling Clinical Specimens for COVID-19 Testing

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Individuals Performing COVID-19 Testing

Level: Laboratory Update

On February 26, 2021, CDC added new guidance on capillary fingerstick specimen collection to the Interim Guidelines for Collecting and Handling Clinical Specimens for COVID-19 Testing web page.

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Page last reviewed: March 1, 2021