Recommendation on how to do Specimen(s) collection

Normal Influenza PCR * Suspected cases with Corona Virus/COVID-19
Patient’s Location Main Ward Isolation (NEP) room
Patient to be isolated first before specimen collection
PPE required during Specimen collection 1. Apron
2. Surgical Mask
3. Gloves
4. Eye Protection (Visor mask/ face shield / Goggles)
1. Gown
2. N95 mask
3. Gloves
4. Eye Protection (Visor mask / face shield / Goggles)
5. Shower cap (if needed)
Dispatch method As per routine dispatch of specimen(s) 1. Put specimen(s) into Biohazard Bag
2. Put into the “Red” Colored cooler box
3. Dispatch to authorized lab by hand
4. Ensure acknowledgement by Lab on dispatch book