Coronavirus Testing Through Advanta

Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a novel respiratory disease that has been characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Advanta Genetics has developed a new diagnostic test for the virus that causes COVID-19 (referred to as SARS-CoV-2). Rapid identification of individuals with this virus is important in addressing this escalating public health issue.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Virus Testing

Test Definition: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-COVID-19 (Sars-CoV-2)

Overview - Coronavirus Panel

  • SARS-2 coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • SARS coronavirus (SARS)
  • Human coronavirus (229E)
  • Human coronavirus (HKUI)
  • Human coronavirus (NL63)
  • Human coronavirus (OC43)

Turn Around Time (TAT)

  • Results are available 24 to 48 hours from the time the sample is received by our lab.
  • Swab: Puritan PurFlock Ultra, Sterile Flocked Collection Device(s)
  • Viral Transport: Prepared Viral Transport Medium-(CDC) SOP# DSR-052-01
  • Container Tube: Sterile container

For more information about our prepared viral transport media: CDC Posts New Standard Operating Procedure for Creating Viral Transport Media

**Note: Transport tubes must be stored in refrigerator at all times

How to order

If you require a sample collection kit, please contact us at

Instructions for submitting oropharyngeal swab
or nasopharyngeal swab sample

Download and complete the appropriate Test Requisition Form (TRF) Download Order Form

Download a completed sample Covid19 Positive report Download Sample Positive Report

FOR BATCH ORDERS: Download and complete the appropriate CSV file Download CSV Form

Coronavirus Panel - Oropharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructions:

  1. Open the collection swab wrapper by peeling open the top of the wrapper. Remove the swab, taking care not to touch the tip of the swab or lay it down.
  2. Hold the swab in your hand, placing your thumb and forefinger in the middle of the swab shaft across the scoreline.
  3. Vigorously swab tonsillar area and posterior oropharynx using the swab. Rotate the swab several times.
  4. While holding the swab in the same hand, aseptically remove the cap from the tube. Insert the swab into the tube with the transport medium.
  5. Identifying the scoreline, break the swab shaft against the side of the tube. If needed, gently rotate the swab shaft to complete the breakage. Discard the top portion of the swab shaft. Avoid splashing contents on the skin. Wash with soap and water if exposed.
  6. Replace the cap onto the tube & close tightly to prevent leaks. All specimens should be sent immediately after collection. If the specimen cannot be sent immediately, refrigerate until shipped (do not freeze). Specimens should be transported to Advanta according to standard operating procedures. Use Coldpacks/coolers.

Specimen Type: Lower respiratory tract

Sources: Sputum, Oropharyngeal swabs, Nasopharyngeal swabs

Send completed TRF and collected sample to:

Advanta Analytical Laboratories
10935 CR 159
Tyler, TX 75703

Advanta Analytical Laboratories- Licensing & Regulatory Accreditation
Licensing & Regulatory Number Expiration Date
CAP Certification Certificate 8863194 Aug 15, 2020
CAP Accreditation Letter 8863194 Aug 15, 2018
CAP List of Deficiencies 8863194  
CLIA Accredited 45D2063134 Sept 30, 2020
DEA Certificate RA0543125 June 30-2020
State of Florida 108217 July 29, 2019
State of Maryland 2391 Non Expiring
State of Pennsylvania 34867 Aug 15, 2019
Pennsylvania License Letter 34867  
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