Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories

COVID-19 Test

Now Available

National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories is now accepting COVD-19 samples to confirm the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

This test cannot be ordered by individuals. Only physicians, public health laboratories, hospital laboratories, and reference laboratories may order this test. Individuals who have suspected COVID-19 should contact their physician.

About Our COVID-19 Test

The SARS-CoV-2 rRT-PCR Assay, is a qPCR test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory specimens such as nasopharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate, and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. This test is based on the ThermoFisher TaqPath™ COVID-19 Combo Kit, which was released under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

Turnaround time is 24-48 hours.

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How to Order COVID-19 Test

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Questions? Contact Brooke Padilla at or 303.398.1420.