Pooled Sample Testing. The FDA is aware that there is a great interest in performing testing using pooled samples. Pooling samples involves mixing several samples together in a "batch" or pooled sample, then testing the pooled sample with a diagnostic test. This approach increases the number of individuals that can be tested using ...How much does pooled PCR testing cost?
Pooled testing is offered free by the state through the vendor Concentric by Gingko. For public schools, it is offered with operational support. strategies can be found here. The Playbook for Pooled PCR Testing can be found here.What should I do if the pooled test result is positive?
If the pooled test result is positive, each of the specimens in the pool will need to be tested individually to determine which specimen (s) is (are) positive. Sufficient volume of the specimen must be available for any subsequent individual retesting.Does the CLIA-certified laboratory report results of a pooled test?
The CLIA-certified laboratory should not report positive or indeterminate results of a pooled test to either the individuals in the pool, or the local, state, tribal, or territory health department.