COVID -19 (CORONAVIRUS)
PCR Molecular Testing
Nasal or Oropharyngeal swab collection; tested using PCR kit from Thermo Fisher (Life Technologies) TaqPath COVID-19 Combo kit EUA approved and CDC IDT kit for COVID 19.
Vitae tests for ORF1 ab, N gene and S gene for COVID virus.
Our specificity is claimed to be 100% and the sensitivity for this test based on our validation is 5 copies per microliter as lower limit of detection.
Instruments: Thermo Fisher ABI 7500 FastDX
Thermo Fisher Quantstudio
First Molecular Sample Analyzed 03/06/2020
Serum collection; tested using ELISA kits from EPITOPE diagnostics with an EUA submission in March 2020.
The sensitivity of the kits is 100% according the manufacturer claim, specificity according to WHO study was 91% for IgG and 97% for IgM.
First Serology Sample Analyzed 03/02/2020