ZRT Laboratory is pleased to announce the launch of two COVID-19 antibody tests that are highly sensitive and specific for IgG antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike-S1 protein (Euroimmun – EUA approved) and nucleocapsid protein (Epitope Diagnostics – EUA pending).
BEAVERTON, Ore., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — These tests are performed using finger-stick dried blood spots that are collected with the assistance of a health care professional. ZRT Laboratory is the first to provide IgG antibody results against two separate SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins for every sample, as we believe this is important for confirmation of true positive antibody responses to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
ZRT’s provider-assisted collection is simple, convenient, and only requires a simple nick of the finger with a lancet and collection of a few blood drops onto a filter card. Blood is then dried and shipped without coolants directly to ZRT laboratory for testing.
David Zava PhD, ZRT’s Founder and Chief Scientist, explains: “Through an IRB-approved research study carried out by ZRT Laboratory, we have found that COVID-19 antibodies can be detected with equal accuracy in dried blood spots as with liquid serum. The obvious advantage of dried blood spot collection is that it is simple and circumvents the need for your health care practitioner to perform a venipuncture blood draw.”
ZRT Laboratory is a CLIA-certified high complexity testing facility, and all dried blood spot assays, including our new COVID-19 IgG Dual Antibody Test, are stringently validated as laboratory developed tests (LDTs) according to FDA guidelines. ZRT has >15 years’ expertise in finger stick dried blood spot analysis, testing a wide range of hormones, cardiometabolic risk markers, vitamin D and essential elements.
To learn more about ZRT’s dried blood spot testing visit http://www.zrtlab.com/sample-types/blood-spot/ or the new COVID-19 IgG dual antibody test, visit http://www.zrtlab.com/test-specialties/covid-19-igg-dual-antibody/ or contact customer service at 866.600.1636 or email [email protected].
About ZRT Laboratory
ZRT Laboratory is a CLIA-certified commercial and research laboratory founded in 1998 by breast cancer researcher David Zava, Ph.D. ZRT has pioneered innovative testing methods for hormones, neurotransmitters, heavy metals and more, offering health care professionals convenient and simple at home options for collection of different body fluids including saliva, dried blood spot, and dried urine. With over 10 million clinical tests performed over the past 20+ years, coupled with our signature personalized test report, ZRT Laboratory has become a world recognized leader in hormone and wellness testing. Individuals, health care providers in all 50 states and in over 100 countries, as well as research-oriented government, private, and academic organizations worldwide use our testing. Learn more at http://www.zrtlab.com.
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