Screening and monitoring are vital front-line defenses, but will only solve part of the problem. The CDC is encouraging testing for anyone showing symptoms, as well as anyone with known exposure to the virus, as a critical measure in stopping its spread.
Recent studies are showing that up to 45% of all people active infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 will not show any symptoms, but could still transmit it to others for 14 days or more.
Nasopharyngeal swab, nasal swab or saliva collection to determine who is actively carrying the virus that causes COVID-19, regardless of whether the person tested is showing symptoms of the disease or is asymtpomatic.
Venipuncture test to determine who has previously been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. After infection, individuals will develop antibodies and may be resistant to the subsequent infections. No clear determination has been made as to the level of antibodies needed to prevent future infection, however, or how long the antibodies last.
Nasal/oral swab, saliva or finger stick collection on-site testing delivering rapid results diagnostic test identifying presence of antigens (active infection).
If there is a reason to think someone may have contracted the virus, or if you want to start a proactive program, you and the employee can get results faster without increasing the employee’s risk of contracting or spreading the virus – no waiting in line at a crowded health center. We can set up easy testing at your site.
Quicker turnaround will also allow anyone testing negative to get back to work, rather than waiting around for results at home. And as labs get busier, this is getting to be more of a problem.
Different tests have different collection methods. To help you understand, the sample collection processes use four different methods.
Inserted deep into the nasal cavity. Must be administered. Used for COVID-19 diagnostic.
Inserted only into nostril. Can be self-administered. Used for COVID-19 diagnostic.
Can be self-administered. Used for COVID-19 diagnostic. Used for NanoDX POC.
Venipuncture done for antibody testing. Finger stick used for NanoDX POC.