SARS-CoV-2 Test Development Information

Primary Care

An on-demand test capable of delivering accurate results while patients are still present in the clinic provides a much-needed advantage in our efforts to control infectious diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. Delays in treatment can lead to complications in about 1 in 25 infected women awaiting test results. In addition, the availability of results in less than 90 minutes is especially important for patients presenting to Emergency Departments and in managing patients who may not return for treatment.”

- Dr. Edward W. Hook III Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, & Director of the STD Control Program for the Jefferson County Department of Health

  • Waiting days or even weeks for CT/NG test results could mean losing a critical patient connection. The GeneXpert® System’s highly accurate results arrive on-demand, enabling key decisions about treatment and outcome. Often, before the patient has left the building. Learn more about rapid CT/NG Testing here.