SARS-CoV-2 Stool Analysis (COVID-19)-Screening and Surveillance Test-Diagnostic Solutions Kit

The SARS-CoV-2 Stool Analysis is not diagnostic of COVID-19. COVID-19 disease can only be diagnosed with positive SARS-CoV-2 results on a respiratory sample.

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

This test kit is non-discountable. Coupon Codes not valid for this testing

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Lab: Diagnostic Solutions

This test is approved by the FDA under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Act. It has not been fully validated. Its for informational purposes only. Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in stool is for research purposes only, and is not considered diagnostic of COVID19.

Results: 3-4 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Friday only. Specimen MUST be received by the lab within 6 days of collection. If you cannot ship the specimen on the day of collection, please refrigerate the sample.

Description: Research from around the world indicates that as many as 50 percent of patients who are positive for SARS-CoV-2 experience gastrointestinal complaints.

Furthermore, evidence suggests SARS-CoV-2 is detectable in stool and its presence in stool may last for up to five weeks after clearance from the respiratory tract. A recent article published in Lancet states:

"Our data suggest the possibility of extended duration of viral shedding in faeces, for nearly 5 weeks after the patients' respiratory samples tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 RNA. Although knowledge about the viability of SARS-CoV-2 is limited, the virus could remain viable in the environment for days, which could lead to faecal–oral transmission, as seen with severe acute respiratory virus CoV and Middle East respiratory syndrome CoV. Therefore, routine stool sample testing with real-time RT-PCR is highly recommended after the clearance of viral RNA in a patient's respiratory samples. Strict precautions to prevent transmission should be taken for patients who are in hospital or self-quarantined if their faecal samples test positive."

The SARS-COV-2 Stool Test is Helpful for the Following Individuals:
Patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of SARS-CoV-2, including:
Shortness of breath
Gastrointestinal Complaints
Asymptomatic Patients Concerned about Having or Transmitting the Virus
Surveillance of patients who previously tested positive for COVID-19 by respiratory sample