In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Juneau Biosciences brought significant processing capability online to aid in detecting and monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In partnership with MyLabs, Juneau’s CLIA certified clinical laboratory offers COVID-19 testing programs to governments, organizations, schools, and individuals.
Viral (PCR) testing is performed on the highly automated Amplitude instruments from Thermo Fisher, capable of analyzing up to 16,000 specimens every 24 hours. This technology provides maximum throughput and fast turnaround times for reporting results to our patients and state health departments.
PCR Testing remains the gold standard for detecting active COVID-19 infection and can be performed using easy-to-collect saliva or nasal swab samples. Pooled testing is also available for lower cost, routine surveillance testing.
Testing Technology: Industry-leading assay and workflow covered by several United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA).
Testing is ordered through an online evaluation and provides a highly accurate determination for the presence of active infection (Thermo Fisher’s analytical performance1 of the TaqPath™ COVID-19 RT-PCR Kit results showed 100% sensitivity and specificity when testing 60 SAR-CoV-2 positive samples and 60 SARS-CoV-2 negative samples).
Results are reported back within 24-48 hours of receipt at our laboratory through secure, electronic delivery.
Individuals may order testing through the MyLabs mobile application (iOS | Android). Contracted testing programs are available to employers and educational institutions with volume-based pricing.
Surveillance Pooled Testing
Pooled testing is an effective lower-cost solution for the routine screening of a group of individuals (e.g., school classroom, office department). Individual samples are grouped and tested at the laboratory in a single experiment. A negative pooled result clears those in the tested pool. For a positive pooled result where the virus is detected, individual reflex testing is available without the requirement for a recollection.
Juneau Biosciences provides end-to-end COVID-19 services through partnerships with testing groups, collection sites, and online/app-based ordering and reporting technologies. Contact us to inquire about contracting with our laboratory for your COVID-19 testing needs.