NORTH WEST LABS OFFERS TESTING PROGRAMS FOR EMPLOYER GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for reopening and maintaining safe business practices include testing, contact tracing, cleaning and hygiene protocols. Diagnostic testing is important for identifying symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals who may be contagious. Testing provides a way to limit contact of sick and at-risk individuals.
- Community Organizations
- Health Care Providers
- Long-term Care Facilities
North West Labs is performing real-time PCR testing using Thermo Fisher Scientific’s TaqPath Covid-19 Kit for detection of the COVID-19 virus caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection.
- PCR-based tests detect live virus in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. These individuals are contagious and can infect others.
- A positive PCR result confirms the patient has COVID-19 as opposed to other conditions with similar symptoms such as the flu, the common cold and allergies.
- A person who tests positive with a PCR-based test should be re-tested when symptoms resolve to confirm they are no longer carrying live virus; therefore, they are not contagious.