12/03/2020: Lab Update: CDC Offers New COVID-19 Specimen Collection Infographics

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Update

CDC recently published two new infographics for performing nasopharyngeal (NP) and nasal mid-turbinate (NMT) specimen collection in the Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens for COVID-19. Healthcare providers can use these infographics as a resource when collecting specimens for COVID-19 testing.

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The Laboratory Outreach Communication System

Laboratory Outreach Communication System | Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)