UPDATED: Guidance for laboratories shipping specimens to WHO reference laboratories that provide confirmatory testing for COVID-19 virus (March 31, 2020 version)

WHO has established a shipment mechanism to expedite and cover the costs of the shipment of clinical samples from patients with suspected COVID-19 from the country of collection to one of the WHO reference laboratories providing confirmatory molecular testing for COVID-19. This document explains the process and documentation required for shipment of specimens.

 Access the document here. (updated 31 March 2020)

Lifted from the WHO publications page.

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