The Omicron Variant: What We Know So Far

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On Friday, November 26, the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the agent behind COVID-19 was classified as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) after reports of its detection and genetic sequence were released from South Africa. A variant of concern is a viral variant that is considered more contagious, more virulent, or better […]

From Endless Assay Components to One Integrated Solution: A Case Study with CardioPath Laboratories

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CardioPath Laboratories is a US-based comprehensive laboratory providing histology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular testing via endomyocardial biopsy using a simple, all-in-one approach. CardioPath also performs COVID-19 testing with a high-throughput capacity of 1,000 patient samples per day. CardioPath is registered as a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) and College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited high complexity lab. […]

The SARS CoV-2 Lambda Variant: Here’s What You Should Know

Like all RNA viruses, SARS-CoV-2 is prone to mutations—adaptive changes that can alter a virus’ pathogenic potential and other characteristics. These mutations can create distinct variants of the virus, adding complexity to what has already become the most significant global public health challenge since the 1918 influenza pandemic.    On June 15, 2021, the World Health […]

Which COVID-19 Test Should You Use? A Comparison.

With the introduction of vaccines and an abundance of testing options, the initial frenzied rush to get tested for COVID-19 has subsided in the US. However, confusion about the different types of tests and their relative benefits remain. In this post, we detail some of the different COVID-19 testing options, their accuracy in predicting active […]

Can we get and stay ahead of COVID-19 and its variants?

By N. Mueller A year and a half into the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and we are still playing catchup. Just as COVID testing ramped up, the UK, South African (S.A.), and Brazilian (Bz) variants appeared. Now we hear about an Indian variant, aka the Delta variant. The ever-evolving COVID-19 landscape has us searching for […]

Catching Up With The COVID-19 Variants

According to the COVID tracking project, over 355 million tests have been performed in the United States as of March 2021. The tests have played a crucial role on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, up until today. However, the current PCR tests are unable to address the new challenge we now face: the rapid […]

The Rapid Evolution of Seegene’s COVID-19 Solutions

It’s been one year since Seegene produced a complete respiratory diagnostic test that has taken the uncertainty out of differentiating COVID-19 infection from other respiratory illnesses Fast Response In January 2020, before a single patient with SARS-CoV-2 virus had been identified in South Korea, molecular diagnostic company Seegene leveraged its proven automated assay development platform […]

The Future of Diagnostics: Syndromic Assays

How High Multiplex assays that test for many common pathogens at once can accelerate diagnostics and facilitate a higher quality of care When a patient presents with a symptom, many pathogens could be at fault. Standard clinical practice is to take a sample from the patient and perform a diagnostic test or tests for suspected […]