NEW Thermo Fisher + Spectrum SDNA-1000 Saliva Collection Method Increases COVID-19 PCR Testing Capacity to 8000 Per Day

Thermo Fisher Scientific received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to run COVID-19 tests from saliva samples collected with the Spectrum Solutions SpectrumDNA SDNA-1000 collection device on the Amplitude Solution.

SDNA saliva collection devices are self-contained systems that provide sample consistency and long-term stability while protecting DNA and RNA transcripts post-collection to help ensure accurate test results with only two milliliters of saliva. According to the company, the Amplitude Solution gives laboratories the ability to scale COVID-19 PCR testing and process up to 8,000 samples in a single day.

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