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Oral Sampling for COVID-19 Screening and Surveillance

Helping schools confidently reopen and return to in-person learning


DNA Genotek Inc., a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR), focuses on providing high-quality biological sample collection products and end-to-end services for human genomics, microbiome and infectious disease applications....

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After more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for returning to in-person learning in K-12 schools is growing. As reopening strategies are being developed, COVID-19 prevention methods and baseline monitoring must be included. Alongside on-site hygiene measures and increased vaccination coverage, regular testing for COVID-19 plays an integral role in creating safe environments for educators, students, and families. Regular testing in schools can reduce outbreaks and increase confidence among families and staff.

DNA Genotek® saliva collection devices support COVID-19 diagnostic efforts for the return to in-person learning. OMNIgene®•ORAL (spit-based collection) and ORAcollect®•RNA (oral sponge collection) are easy to use and feature a non-toxic chemistry that inactivates SARS-CoV-2. The devices are authorized for use under Emergency Use Authorization to collect, stabilize, and transport saliva samples for COVID-19 testing.

Download this white paper to learn more about the OMNIgene®•ORAL and the ORAcollect®•RNA, courtesy of DNA Genotek.