SSC Covid Response Letter (002)
Specialty Surgical Center has partnered with North American Laboratories to offer Covid-19 rapid molecular testing, with results in minutes, right in our Facility! ID NOW™ is a rapid, instrument-based isothermal system for the qualitative detection of Covid-19. It is significantly faster than other molecular methods and more accurate than conventional rapid tests.
Benefits of Molecular testing with ID NOW™ :
• ID NOW™ provides fast and accurate testing,
• Only trained staff at clinics with CLIA-waivers may use ID NOW™. This waiver helps ensure our clinic is following appropriate procedures and quality controls to conduct our lab tests on site.
• ID NOW™ is located in our Center, removing the need to transport patient samples.
• The rapid molecular test is easy to use, eliminating error to make sure your test is conducted appropriately.
How does ID NOW™ technology work?
• A sample is taken by swabbing the inside of your nose.
• ID NOW™ examines the sample, looking for the DNA or RNA of the virus. All viruses and bacteria have their own unique DNA or RNA that carry their genetic information.
• ID NOW™ multiplies RNA or DNA of sample from a few target molecules up to a billion in a matter of minutes.
• In 15 minutes or less, results will show whether or not you have an infection.