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CORONAVIRUS

Helping ensure a safe return to your community

Your employer or healthcare provider may have ordered you a COVID-19 diagnostic test to detect whether you currently have or previously had the SARS-CoV-2 viral infection. Below you can find information on sample collection processes and understanding your test results.

Why am I receiving COVID-19 testing?

Many employers are choosing to test their team as part of their plan to safely return to work or school. These tests can help identify whether you have a current COVID-19 infection, or if you have developed antibodies to the virus that causes the COVID-19 infection. Depending on the tests chosen by your employer, you may be asked to submit a nasal swab sample, a blood sample, or both.

What makes Biodesix WorkSafe™ COVID-19 testing different from other tests out there?

Biodesix testing, in partnership with Bio-Rad Laboratories, is authorized for emergency use (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify either an active COVID-19 viral infection or the antibodies indicating previous infection. These tests are only performed in qualified laboratories and have low rates of false positive and false negative results to ensure high quality and reproducibility.

Sample Collection & Test Result Information for Biodesix Worksafe COVID-19 Testing

SELF-COLLECTION NASAL SWAB

If you have been asked by your employer to self-collect a nasal swab sample, you will be tested to determine whether you have an active COVID-19 infection. The test on your result report will be called the Bio-Rad SARS-CoV-2 ddPCR™ Test.

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BLOOD SAMPLE

If you have been asked to submit a blood sample, you will be tested to find antibodies that indicate whether you may have a current or prior COVID-19 infection. The test on your result report will be called the Platelia SARS-CoV-2 Total Antibody Test.

Test Result Interpretation

Below is a brief description on how to interpret your Biodesix WorkSafe COVID-19 test results. For more information, please DOWNLOAD OUR TEST RESULTS OVERVIEW BROCHURE

 

Bio-Rad SARS-CoV-2 ddPCR™ Test

MOLECULAR TEST FOR ACTIVE INFECTION

A positive test result means that it is very likely that you have a COVID-19 infection. Therefore, it is also likely and recommended that you may be placed in isolation to avoid spreading the virus to others. Please refer to the FDA Fact Sheet for more information.

A negative test result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in your sample. Please refer to the FDA Fact Sheet for more information.

Platelia SARS-CoV-2 Total Ab Test​

ANTIBODY TEST FOR PREVIOUS INFECTION

A positive test result means that it is likely that you have or previously had COVID-19 and that you have developed an antibody response to the virus. Please refer to the FDA Fact Sheet for more information.

A negative test result means that the antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 were not found in your sample. Please refer to the FDA Fact Sheet for more information.

Please contact our Customer Care team if you have any questions about your COVID-19 testing or would like more information.

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