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MicroGen Diagnostics COVID-19 Saliva Pooled Testing
$130.00 per pool (4 tests per pool)
MicroGenDX is now offering pooled, saliva-based testing as a way for groups to test for COVID-19 on a more regular and affordable basis. Saliva samples are collected and sent to the lab, where they are combined in pools of four and tested for SARS-CoV-2, allowing for more efficient testing strategies, particularly in areas of low COVID-19 incidence.
MicroGenDX is now offering pooled sampling as a way for groups, particularly those with regular contact with one another, to screen for COVID-19 on a more regular and affordable basis. People who are asymptomatic should use this test. Those with symptoms should use an individual COVID-19 test.
Suggested groups include:
- Sports teams
MicroGenDX will send you a box containing individualized saliva collection cups. Instructions for providing a sample are also included in the box. To collect the saliva, one person spits into one cup, creating one sample.
These cups will then be sent to our lab, where MicroGenDX combines them into pools of four. The lab takes a sample from each individual collection cup in the pool and combines them into one test sample.
If the pooled test sample is negative, every individual in that pool is reported out as negative, 24 hours from time of receipt. If a pooled test is positive, the four individuals in that pool will be tested again the following day as individual samples, for an additional fee. An additional, 24 hours later. Results will be reported out that day.
By ordering this test, you consent to this automatic retesting and the $450.00 additional charge. The end result is that every individual who provides a sample will be issued a report of a virus detected or not detected.
The validation data for this test falls under the regulatory scope of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and has not been reviewed or authorized for emergency use by the FDA. As stated by the Department of Health and Human Services, MicroGenDX is exempt from needing an emergency use authorization (EUA) because it is a CLIA-certified lab with its own lab-developed test (LDT).
Saliva collection cup
- Credit Card
- HSA Card
- PO Number
Note: These products and services are not returnable.