IRVING, Texas and PHOENIX, April 17, 2020 — Inform Diagnostics, a leading national pathology
services provider, has launched
COVID-19 testing. The Dallas-based company will perform the COVID-19 testing at its molecular
laboratory in Phoenix.
Inform Diagnostics uses the ABI 7500 and QuantStudio™ real-time PCR
systems to perform the Qualitative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Assay approved by
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the Food and
Drug Administration’s “Emergency Use Authorization”
(EUA) authority. The assay detects nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus
via a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab. The sensitivity and specificity
of the assay for detection of the virus is 100%.
COVID-19 testing at Inform Diagnostics must be ordered by a healthcare
provider. Patients may not request testing directly.
“Inform Diagnostics mobilized quickly to assist in meeting our nation’s
critical testing needs,” said Darryl Goss, CEO of Inform Diagnostics.
“We are proud to utilize our existing molecular testing facility
in Phoenix as a COVID-19 testing lab and to have developed an assay that
supplements the national shortage.” Goss and other leaders at Inform
Diagnostics represent the company on committees of the American Clinical
Laboratory Association to advance the work of the ACLA.
About Inform Diagnostics
Inform Diagnostics helps clinicians capture value and sustainability by
providing their patients with trusted, high-quality, subspecialty pathology
services. With unparalleled quality and experience, Inform Diagnostics
provides subspecialty pathologist-to-physician interaction with timely,
definitive patient diagnoses in gastrointestinal pathology, dermatopathology,
hematopathology, neuropathology, breast pathology and genitourinary pathology.
Inform Diagnostics is profoundly impacting patient care, one diagnosis
at a time, by practicing medicine at the intersection of quality, service
and solutions. The company is headquartered in Irving, Texas, with additional
state-of-the-art laboratories in Boston, New York and Phoenix.
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QuantStudio™ is a trademark of ThermoFisher Scientific.