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In UAlbany’s surveillance testing program, saliva samples are diluted, heat inactivated, grouped and processed by a lab to determine whether this pool is positive for the virus. The individuals in each pool are randomly selected to protect confidentiality and scientific validity.What is the UAlbany saliva test?
UAlbany’s saliva test is a hybrid of Yale SalivaDirect and the University of Illinois test, which has a false positive rate of less than 0.3%. The testing method is being facilitated by the University’s RNA Institute in collaboration with the School of Public Health. De-identified samples are processed in the Institute’s labs. How does it work?Where can I find the playbook for pooled PCR testing?
The Playbook for Pooled PCR Testing can be found here. The Valencia Branch Laboratory (VBL) is a public health laboratory managed and operated by PerkinElmer with the help of various partners. It provides affordable COVID-19 testing support with result turn around time within 24-48 hours of the specimen being received by the laboratory.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.