The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 was unforeseen, and the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has already impacted millions. Since then, the need and recommendations for testing for SARS-CoV-2 have continuously evolved, requiring labs to be flexible with their strategies over time. Hologic’s SARS-CoV-2 portfolio and scalable automation enable labs to react to these changing needs and fully automate COVID-19 testing. With Panther® Scalable Solutions, you can run over 1000 tests in 24 hours, attaining first results in about 3 hours.1†
The Panther Fusion® SARS-CoV-2 assay is a real-time PCR test and the Aptima® SARS-CoV-2 assay utilizes our proprietary TMA® technology. Both assays are intended for the qualitative detection of RNA from SARS-CoV-2 isolated and purified from nasopharyngeal, nasal, mid-turbinate and oropharyngeal swab specimens, nasopharyngeal wash/aspirate or nasal wash, and lower respiratory tract specimens (Panther Fusion assay only) obtained from individuals who meet COVID-19 clinical and/or epidemiological criteria.2,3 These assays are also intended for upper respiratory tract swab samples from individuals without symptoms or other reasons to suspect COVID-19 infection.
The Aptima® SARS-CoV-2/Flu assay utilizes our proprietary real-time TMA chemistry to detect and differentiate SARS-CoV-2, influenza A and influenza B from nasopharyngeal and nasal swabs obtained from individuals with signs and symptoms of a respiratory tract infection or who meet COVID-19 clinical and/or epidemiological criteria.4