CDC is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. NextGen Labs is one of those health partners, we are currently testing for COVID-19 with a turn around time of 72 hours for results. We are also performing Respiratory Panels which we are able to report in as little as 24hrs.
Since Respiratory pathogens panels are used primarily for people who are seriously ill, hospitalized, and/or are at an increased risk for a severe infection with complications or multiple infections at the same time (co-infection). Our current BioFire RP PCR Panel includes most targets (22) that cause respiratory sickness, mostly important includes Coronavirus 229E, Coronavirus HKU1, Coronavirus NL63, and Coronavirus OC43.