Isohelix and Precision Genetics Partner to Expand COVID-19 Testing Using Saliva Collection Technology
The Isohelix GeneFiX™ Saliva RNA Collection Device facilitates simplified, reliable COVID-19 testing at Precision Genetics’ laboratory under the U.S. FDA EUA
The addition of saliva collection to Precision Genetics’ testing capabilities comes at a time when alternative collection methods for COVID-19 testing are increasingly important. Saliva collection allows a person to expel their saliva into a tube, making it far less invasive than the nasopharyngeal (NP) collection method. In addition, saliva collection offers ease and convenience for more populations and demographics.
"Saliva collection not only reduces exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus for healthcare professionals supervising the collection process, but as importantly offers a less invasive and comfortable alternative for groups that might require this option," explained Nate Wilbourne, CEO of Precision Genetics.
The GeneFix Saliva DNA/RNA Collection Devices maximize the yield and quality of the DNA and RNA collected, whilst offering long term stabilization at room temperature. The devices are easy to use and integrate seamlessly into most manual and HT processing kits, with 1 and 2d bar coding, automation friendly features all specified for leak proof mailing.
More information about the GeneFix Saliva DNA/RNA Collection Devices is available here.
Isohelix is a UK manufacturing company with an international supply footprint, focused on expanding a range of DNA and RNA products for collection, stabilization and purification of various tissues sources for research, diagnostic and medical applications under the GeneFix, BuccalfiX and StoolFix brands. For more information, please visit www.isohelix.com.
About Precision Genetics
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Precision Genetics has been working diligently with healthcare organizations, employers, and academic institutions to help create a safe environment for not only our local communities, but nationwide. Precision Genetics prides itself on our ability to offer a range of Covid-19 services, with quick turnaround times of less than 24 hours. For more information on how your organization can benefit from our quick and reliable saliva testing capabilities, please visit www.PrecisionGenetics.com, send inquiries to COVID19@precisiongenetics.com, or call our team at 877.843.6544 (ext 4).