Since the onset of the pandemic, Cerba Healthcare has been at the forefront of fighting against COVID-19 with all stakeholders — including patients, healthcare professionals, governments, IVD professionals, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies — developing vaccines and treatments. We’ve screened over 31,000 patients across five continents while helping to conduct COVID-19 treatment clinical trials in 14 countries.

Our COVID-19 testing services and exploratory tools help our partners develop more tailored and effective treatments:

Molecular Diagnostics for COVID-19

Detailed Look

Specimen Collection

Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Swabs and Saliva

TAT

Standard TAT Is 48-72 Hours Upon Samples Receipt

BSL

Precautions Biosafety Level 2

RT-PCR Assays on a Global Scale

  • Roche: Cobas® SARS-CoV-2 Test
  • Roche: Cobas® SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B
  • Roche: Cobas® Fosun COVID-19
  • Abbott RealTime SARS-CoV-2 Assay
  • BioRad Hamilton Covid-19 PCR
  • PerkinElmer® SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR Assay
  • Panther system: Hologic Assay — the Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 Assay
  • Abbott: Alinity m SARS-CoV-2 assay
  • GenMark e-Plex Respiratory Pathogen Panel 2
  • Seegene: Allplex 2019-nCov Assay
  • Applied Biosystems: Takara SARS-CoV-2
  • Elitech: Genefinder Covid-19 Plus RealAMP Kit
  • ThermoFisher: TaqPath™ COVID 19

Digital PCR

  • Bio-Rad SARS-CoV-2 ddPCR Kit

TMA

  • Panther system: Aptima SARS-CoV-2 assay

NGS Testing for COVID-19

Specimen Collection

Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Swabs and Saliva

TAT

Standard TAT is 48-96 hours upon samples receipt

BSL

Precautions Biosafety Level 2

Advantages of NGS Testing

  • Illumina sequencing (5-10 copies/µl at 95%)
  • Development of antiviral therapies, vaccines
  • Understand the origin of SARS-CoV-2
  • Epidemiological investigation
  • Identify new strains of the coronavirus and detect new mutations

Serology Testing for COVID-19

Testing Immune Response

Specimen Collection

Serum

TAT

Standard TAT Is 48-96 Hours Upon Samples Receipt

BSL

Precautions Biosafety Level 2

Our Serology Assays Available

  • Dynex DSX — Diasorin CLIA LIASION® SARS-CoV-2: IgG
  • Dynex DSX — Diasorin CLIA LIASION® SARS-CoV-2: IgM
  • Roche Cobas — Elecsys SARS-CoV-2: Total Antibodies (IgA, IgG and IgM)
  • Abbott Alinity – SARS-CoV-2: IgG
  • Abbott Alinity – SARS-CoV-2: IgM

Viral culture and viral neutralization

Cerba Research offers a full range of services to support the SARS-CoV-2 research agenda. Therefore, we implemented viral culture of SARS-CoV-2. The virus is cultured in VERA-E6 cells in a BSL3 laboratory adhering to the required safety standards. Then viral culture is confirmed through SARS-CoV-2 amplification.

Viral culture is important to determine if the virus that has been detected is viable and therefore still infectious. This is important when determining the efficacy of treatment studies.

Specimen Collection

Swabs

TAT

Standard TAT Is 48-96 Hours Upon Samples Receipt

BSL

Precautions Biosafety Level 3

We are also performing viral neutralization assays which are used to determine antibody efficacy. We are using a direct culture method.

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