COVID Testing Solutions that Work for Your School
With pooled testing, the samples are collected via nasal swab and grouped by classroom. This allows school administrators to quickly and easily determine the next steps in the event of a positive result within a classroom. The pooling method lowers the cost to schools, while still providing accurate results within 24 hours of the lab receiving the test kits. GENETWORx offers a variety of surveillance pooling options:
- A 10-to-1 pool is priced at $100 per tube
- A 30-to-1 pool priced at $150 per tube
For both pooling options, schools have the choice to collect a second sample from each student, faculty member and staff member. The advantage of the second swab is that it may be processed at the laboratory should a pooled population show positive signs of COVID, allowing GENETWORx to determine the individual person or people in the group carrying COVID-19. The pricing of this second swab option is:
- A 10-to-1 pool is priced at $110 per tube, plus $40 for each additional individual sample ran (if needed)
- A 30-to-1 pool is priced at $180 per tube, plus $40 for each individual sample ran (if needed)
Below is an illustration of how the GENETWORx pooling solution works when two samples are collected for each individual. GENETWORx can also offer surveillance pooling without the second collection. We can maintain open lines of communication throughout our partnership, and adjust the approach based on your school’s needs.
The GENETWORx Pooling Solution will Save you Time and Money without Sacrificing Accuracy
GENETWORx has designed an onsite pooling collection methodology that will allow for the testing of pools of your students, faculty and staff, with no sacrifice to accuracy. With this highly efficient testing solution, the cost of COVID-19 testing for your school is cut by over 50%, there is no loss of accuracy, and results are provided within 24 hours from receipt of the kits at the laboratory.
This is how it works:
2 anterior nasal swab diagnostic tests are used to collect samples from each student and staff at the time of testing
Collections from the same classroom will be processed together at the laboratory
If the pool comes back negative, the group of individuals can be confident they do not have COVID-19. If the pool comes back positive, the second sample collected for each individual in the pool can be processed right away, determining who is positive for COVID-19.
Results are provided via Aura within 24 hours of lab receipt
To meet your school’s needs, GENETWORx can offer pooling options of various sizes and surveillance pooling, eliminating the need for a 2nd swab. GENETWORx will partner with you on a COVID testing plan that works for your school’s budget.
GENETWORx Offers Options for Accelerated Results
GENETWORx, based out of Virginia, is able to establish fully licensed, temporary laboratory testing sites in various states across the United States and is capable of establishing one for your school’s testing needs. A temporary testing site can accelerate the delivery of PCR results to about 12-hours while still offering 99% accuracy. This solution is best suited for large school districts in need of frequent testing and fast results.
Your school can’t afford to let fears and anxiety around COVID-19 be the reason students, faculty and staff don’t return to school. GENETWORx provides competitive pricing, a project manager, and a laser focus on your success in re-opening your K-12 school.
To learn more about how GENETWORx can create and implement a testing plan for your school, call GENETWORx at 610-726-1205 or complete and submit the form below. We will be in touch within minutes!