Government Testing Services

Virant Diagnostics provides customized solutions to government agencies and departments for all testing needs. Awarded an IDIQ from the Department of Homeland Security (October 2020) to provide COVID-19 testing solutions leading the way to customizable PCR, antigen and self-testing for government employees and their agencies. Washington, DC  – Cutting edge CLIA-certified laboratory Virant Diagnostics has …

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CDC Categories of COVID-19 Testing

Testing individuals with signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 Testing asymptomatic individuals with recent known or suspected exposure to SARS-CoV-2 to control transmission Testing asymptomatic individuals without known or suspected exposure to SARS-CoV-2 for early identification in special settings Testing to determine resolution of infection Public health surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 *Ultimate decisions about testing are …

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Antibody (Serology) Testing

Venous blood sampling for remote infection Detection of person’s immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus Surveillance: proportion of a population previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 Often used in conjunction with viral detection tests Test results dependent on patient’s immune response and time since infection

Viral Testing – Antigen Test

Respiratory sampling for current/active infection Detects viral nucleocapsid protein from SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 Immunoassay technology, quick processing time A positive antigen test is highly accurate, but there is a higher chance of false negatives versus the PCR test

Viral Testing – Nucleic Acid (RT-PCR) Test

Respiratory sampling for current/active infection Molecular detection of genetic material of SARS-CoV-2 virus Technically involved and tedious methodology (home-brew vs. FDA Kits) Results are highly accurate, but dependent on quality of the laboratory’