NEW YORK – Diagnostic laboratory Premier Medical Laboratory Services announced Tuesday it has been validated to offer SARS-CoV-2 testing.
The Greenville, South Carolina-based lab developed its molecular diagnostic test using the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention's protocol for the test that received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration.
Results from the test are available within 24 to 48 hours, according to the lab. The turnaround time is assisted by the lab's cloud-based laboratory information system OnGen that allows testing orders to be entered and communicated directly to instruments.
The lab's SARS-CoV-2 test is part of its comprehensive respiratory pathogen test and was developed to determine full causation for symptoms, since the COVID-19 virus can exist as a co-infection.
Premier Medical said it is increasing testing capacity from 1,000 tests per day to 28,000 per week in the next few weeks.