Lenco Diagnostic Laboratories Has Launched Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Testing

Brooklyn, NY (March 20, 2020) - Lenco Diagnostic Laboratories (Lenco), one of NYC's largest independently owned full service clinical laboratories, has launched testing for coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Lenco performs high-throughput, automated Real-Time RT-PCR diagnostic testing intended for the qualitative detection of COVID-19. This test is to be performed only using respiratory specimens collected from individuals who meet COVID-19 clinical and/or epidemiological criteria for testing.

Lenco Diagnostic Laboratories to Launch Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Test

Brooklyn, NY (March 9, 2020) - Lenco Diagnostic Laboratories (Lenco), one of NYC’s largest privately-owned full service reference laboratories, announced it is currently working with trusted manufacturing partners to launch a new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test. The test will aid in detection of the underlying novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and will be used with patients who meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clinical criteria for testing.

Novel coronavirus has been identified as the cause of a disease outbreak in Wuhan, China. COVID-19, causing pneumonia-like symptoms, can spread from person to person. The risk of infection for COVID-19 is higher for older adults and those who have serious chronic medical conditions. The virus can easily be transmitted between people as close as six feet within distance of each other through respiratory droplets produced when coughing or sneezing. 

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