What is COVID 19?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between
animals and people.
Summary Of COVID 19
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease that is related to the respiratory tract. This disease is brought about by a new form of the virus that has now been found in different parts of the globe including the US. The new test service will be provided as a laboratory developed test, pending review by the FDA under emergency use authorization (EUA) which the company will submit per FDA guidance within 15 days of clinical testing.
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- A person and other who is in close with an infected person.
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- It may be possible that a person can get infected by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.
- Shortness of breath.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Avoid public areas
- Avoid public transport.
- Stay away from others.
- Stay away from pets and other animals.
- Genesis Diagnostics the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information will be soon launching the most demanding coronavirus (COVID-19) test service.
- The new test service aids the presumptive detection of nucleic acid in respiratory specimens of patients meeting CDC’s clinical criteria for COVID-19 testing.
- Expect results to be available 3-4 days from the time of specimen pickup; however, timing may be impacted by high demand.
- Yes, our test has been FDA cleared or approved and authorized.
- The test was developed, validated and now performed at Genesis Diagnostics laboratory in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.