What is Chain of Custody?

Drug and Alcohol results can have life-changing consequences for the donor. Due to this reason, it is vital to handle every single sample meticulously. Chain of Custody refers to the system of controls governing the collection, processing and storage of samples. These controls reduce the potential for the sample to be accidentally or maliciously tampered with…

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Saliva COVID-19 Test Kits

A Singapore-based medical company has devised a quicker, less invasive test for detecting the COVID-19 coronavirus. Veredus Laboratories launched two new test kits on Thursday (Sept 17). The test can reduce the time taken to determine is a person has COVID-19 by up to 40 minutes. One of the kits is used with nasal swab…

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COVID-19 test kits – Antigen VS Antibody

Antigen (Nasopharyngeal/Oropharyngeal Swab)The virus or nucleic acid test (see chart above) is useful mainly during active infection, before the virus is cleared by the immune system. This test is mostly used for diagnosing active infection in individuals suspected of having COVID-19, especially people with symptoms of the illness. If a virus test is positive, it…

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