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Protean BioDiagnostics Individual Diagnostic COVID-19 RT-PCR Testing
$50.00 per test
- Collect your sample while recording your test activation number.
- Ship the sample(s) to the lab using the included return shipping mailer.
- Fill out forms and view results in Meenta Testing.
Protean BioDiagnostics COVID-19 testing allows you to determine if your population of students, clients, or employees have received a COVID-19 vaccination using serology, or if they have had a natural infection. PCR testing is available for fast and accurate assessment of the presence of COVID-19 virus in saliva samples. These tests can be self-administered. This test is accepted by airlines for passengers returning to the U.S. from a trip abroad or with cruise lines with ships originating from the US. It is also accepted by other international destinations, but you should check their government travel or embassy website to confirm.
What is Protean COVID-19 Individual Diagnostic Testing?
Protean BioDiagnostics uses a technology called SalivaDirect, which is a process developed at the Yale School of Public Health to test persons suspected of having COVID-19 for the virus, SARS-CoV-2.
- Specific: The assay was determined to have a specificity of 94.1%.
- Sensitive: Limit of detection of 1 copy/mL.
This test requires a minimum of 1 mL of liquid saliva (below bubbles) in a tightly sealed collection tube. Do not add anything to the saliva sample. A self-collection kit will be sent directly to you and will contain full instructions on how to perform the self-collection. The kit will contain everything needed to collect the samples and ship them to a Protean laboratory.
What is your saliva sample collection method?
We use a simple self-collection method that is composed of a 2 mL cryogenic vial and saliva collection aid (straw). The saliva straw fits into a cryogenic vial and the testing individual deposits 1 mL of saliva through the straw into the vial. 1 mL of saliva is required for testing.
Is a saliva sample stable at room temperature?
Saliva samples are stable at room temperature without any buffer or refrigeration required for storage or transport.
- Credit Card
- HSA Card
- PO Number
Note: These products and services are not returnable. Check your kit expiration date upon receipt. Using expired test kits is not recommended because they may provide inaccurate results.