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Pooled testing can improve turnaround time, by combining a number of samples to be tested together. If the pool result is negative, all samples are negative. If the test result is positive, samples will need to be individually tested.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.What is pooled sample testing FDA?
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.