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Coronavirus
Testing

Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a novel respiratory disease that has been characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Fulgent Genetics has developed new diagnostic tests for the virus that causes COVID-19 (referred to as SARS-CoV-2). Rapid identification of individuals with this virus is important in addressing this escalating public health issue.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Virus Testing by RT-PCR

Overview
  • Uses reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test to detect viral presence.
  • Test results will be labeled positive, negative, or indeterminate.
  • The option to retest if indeterminate is available.
TAT
Results are typically available within 1-3 days of your sample being received by the lab.
Test Description

The Fulgent Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) RT-PCR test is a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The SARS-CoV-2 primer and probe sets are designed to detect RNA from 2019-nCoV in specimens from patients who meet CDC 2019-nCoV clinical criteria. Primer and probe set sequences are based on CDC recommended guidelines that identify two known distinct regions within the SARS-CoV-2 genome. Amplification of both targets will signify a positive result, amplification of one of two targets will signify an indeterminate (inconclusive) result, and no amplification of either targets, but with amplification of internal control, will signify a negative result. Inconclusive results will require a new sample for testing.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Virus Testing by Next Generation Sequencing

Overview
  • Uses Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to detect viral presence.
  • Test results will be labeled positive, negative, or indeterminate.
  • The option to retest if indeterminate is available.
TAT
Results are typically available within 2-4 days of your sample being received by the lab.
Test Description

The Fulgent Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) test is a NGS-based test to detect SARS-CoV-2. Compared to standard methods (RT-PCR), the NGS method, also referred to as deep sequencing, uses more comprehensive laboratory and computational methods to detect the virus that causes COVID-19.

In addition to detecting the virus, this test also characterizes the entire viral genome. Sequence analysis of SARS-CoV-2 plays an important role in understanding viral evolution, virus’ properties, and development of therapeutic drugs. The data generated by this test may be used to help researchers learn more about the nature of this virus. Personal data will not be used or sold.


Sample Type
  • Nasal Swab
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab
  • Oropharyngeal Swab
  • Extracted RNA
Please see “how to order” for instructions on sample preparation and ordering processes.
Limitations

No laboratory test is 100% accurate. A positive test is a strong indication that the sample we received is from someone who is infected, but there is some possibility of a false negative result due to test performance or sample contamination issues. A negative test does not completely rule out an infection. If you have symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue, etc.), you should take precautionary measures regardless of the result of this test. Consult a physician or the CDC website for more information.

How long a person needs to be infected before testing positive, and whether an infected person can be identified by the test before displaying symptoms, are currently unknown.


How to Order

PLEASE NOTE: Orders may only be placed by physicians and medical institutions.

If you require a sample collection kit, please contact us at info@fulgentgenetics.com.


Instructions for Submitting

Oropharyngeal Swab or Nasopharyngeal Swab Sample

FOR SINGLE ORDERS
Download and complete the appropriate Test Requisition Form (TRF)
Sample Requirements:
  1. Collect using standard procedure for selected sample type/kit.
  2. Label each specimen with at least two unique identifiers that match the order paperwork (e.g. - patient first and last name; DOB; MRN).
  3. Store specimens at 2-8°C and ship overnight at ambient temperature or on ice pack (preferred).
Send Completed TRF and Collected Sample to:

Fulgent Genetics
4978 Santa Anita Ave
Temple City, CA 91780

Instructions for Submitting

Extracted RNA Sample

FOR SINGLE ORDERS
Download and complete the appropriate Test Requisition Form (TRF)
FOR BATCH ORDERS
Download and complete the CSV file for 96-well plate format submissions
Before submitting an order, please contact info@fulgentgenetics.com to set up an account.
Before submitting an order, please contact info@fulgentgenetics.com to set up an account.
Sample Requirements:
  1. Samples must contain a MINIMUM of 50 µl of RNA, with 80-100µl preferred.
  2. Label each specimen with at least two unique identifiers that match the order paperwork (e.g. - patient first and last name; DOB; MRN).
  3. Store specimens on dry ice and ship overnight.
Send Completed TRF and Collected Sample to:

Fulgent Genetics
4978 Santa Anita Ave
Temple City, CA 91780


More about the Coronavirus

For more information on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website and/or WHO’s website.