A Full services from lab Pathology Testing
With the Corona Virus Pandemic currently affecting the World and specifically South Africa and iMed laboratories’ testing focus towards protecting the health and safety of South Africa’s, iMed recently extended their laboratory services to include Covid-19 diagnostic testing. With no time to spare, iMed established the required infrastructure in a record time to perform molecular based diagnostic testing for Covid-19.
The COVID-19 RT-PCR test is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) test for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper respiratory specimens such as nasopharyngeal swabs. Our PCR target three different viral genomic regions, reducing the risk of false negatives.
Our Laboratories are sufficiently equipped with a workflow and methodology, supported by a Laboratory Information System (LIMS), to facilitate maximum sample through-put within a minimum turnaround time. Our LIMS is set-up to allow for automated data capturing and reporting, limiting inaccurate reporting, normally the result of incorrect manual data capturing.