A LOOK INTO PCR TESTS
PCR Stands for polymerase chain reaction test.
According to the CDC, the PCR test is one of two types of COVID-19 diagnostic tests (the other is the Antigen test). The PCR test is a Molecular test that detect the virus's genetic material.
When supplies are available, we offer COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. This test detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even those who have no symptoms. GS Labs is using two systems that check a full respiratory pathogen panel looking for multiple viruses and bacteria. The BioFire system has a 22-pathogen panel and the Genmark ePlex system has a 20-pathogen panel. The PCR technology is the most accurate method of testing for COVID-19.
Genmark ePlex respiratory pathogen panel PCR. The Genmark ePlex identifies 21 of the most common viral and bacterial organisms associated with upper respiratory infection, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The sample is obtained via a nasopharyngeal swab.
One of the best ways for our community to fight against COVID-19 is to know. Regular testing it the way towards reducing exposure and risk. Know today, test today. With GS Labs.