Genesys Diagnostics Inc. Launches COVID-19 testing along with Respiratory Viral Pathogen Panel
We are proud that Eastern CT is home to a COVID-19 testing lab. Genesys Diagnostics, who strongly believes in their commitment to serve humanity, quickly geared up their labs to test for the novel coronavirus during our pressing need for increased testing. Chamber members have demonstrated a deep resolve to aid in the current crisis. The laboratory staff at Genesys Diagnostics are working long hours and taking extra precautions so they remain healthy and able to meet this crucial need.
Genesys Diagnostics announcement of their capabilities to test for COVID-19:
In response to the rapidly evolving situation with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID–19), Genesys Diagnostics Inc., is implementing a high–throughput, more comprehensive option, with the NxTAG®CoV Extended Panel, which can detect three recent coronavirus targets: CoVID–19 (ORF, E–gene, and N–gene). This panel will be run in parallel with the NxTAG®Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) with Influenza and 18 other viruses and bacteria to provide a more complete picture of a patient’s respiratory health. Genesys Diagnostics went live with COVID–19 testing on March 17, 2019. Genesys Diagnostics can test 500 samples a day and is planning to increase the capacity to 1000 samples a day.
The NaTAG CoV 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID–19), has been validated by Genesys Diagnostics internally and is being made available pursuant to guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Genesys Diagnostics test has been validated for use with respiratory samples, including nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs. We are proud to state that Genesys Diagnostics Inc., is the first lab located in the state of Connecticut and New England to launch the COVID–19 test. Genesys Diagnostics is serving local hospitals in Connecticut and Massachusetts. We look forward to serving our communities with the highest quality of service and fastest turnaround times.
- Influenza A, A H1, A H3, 2009 H1N1
- Influenza B
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus A &B (RSV)
- Parainfluenza Virus 1, 2, 3, 4
- Human Bocavirus
- Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV), Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
- Coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, 229E
- CoViD–19 (ORF, E–gene, and N–gene)
- Chlamydophila pneumoniae
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae