January 30, 2020

ARUP does NOT have any testing to detect this organism. Clients wanting testing for the 2019-nCoV must contact their State health lab or the CDC directly for testing. ARUP will cancel any viral cultures where coronavirus is suspected as the CDC recommends not performing viral cultures on those specimens.

ARUP can perform molecular respiratory PCR testing to rule out other common respiratory viruses.

Below are some helpful links regarding coronavirus:
CDC Guidelines https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/guidelines-clinical-specimens.html   
CDC Alert https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/novel-coronavirus-china
ASM nCoV2019 Resources https://www.asm.org/Press-Releases/2020/nCoV2019-Resources