Lab now supporting COVID-19 testing efforts in response to the pandemic

Our team has over 20 years of experience building and operating high-complexity CLIA laboratories. Members of our team have brought multiple tests to market, particularly novel prostate cancer diagnostics. We are closely affiliated with the University of Michigan.

LynxDx, a biotechnology startup, is committed to the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have focused our diagnostic laboratory to provide testing at-scale, particularly for our most vulnerable and high-risk populations.

Your facility has a physician’s order that permits patient samples to be collected

A medical professional collects patient samples via nasal or oral swab

Samples are packaged in transport media and sent to our laboratory

Our CLIA-licensed lab processes the samples using RNA isolation and PCR

Results are reported back to your facility within 24 hours

CLIA-certified (high complexity)

qPCR-based antigen detection

24-hour turnaround time

Both nasopharyngeal and

oral swabs

100% specificity

FDA-approved Thermo

Fisher assay

Reimbursable by insurance

Can process hundreds

of tests/day

What is LynxDx?

LynxDx is a prostate cancer diagnostics lab based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To assist in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LynxDx has focused our clinical laboratory to offer diagnostic COVID-19 testing.

What COVID-19 tests are you currently performing with at your testing sites?

We are using the FDA-approved Thermo Fisher qPCR antigen test

Are you testing asymptomatic or symptomatic individuals?

Both. MDHHS released a statement recently stating that any Michiganders displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, even mild symptoms, and all symptomatic or asymptomatic essential workers should get tested.

Do you provide the sample collection supplies?

Yes - we provide the supplies. We have a supply of nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs

Do you do onsite testing for COVID-19?

We are working now to tailor our operation to the needs of any clients. We have currently been focusing on setting up onsite testing at nursing facilities (i.e., sending someone from our team to do the swabbing / collection). We have the collection kits and can mail out with return labels if there is a collection infrastructure already in place elsewhere.

Do you provide staffing for the collection sites?

We are working towards the goal of facilitating COVID-19 screening days at facilities. We will be contracting with RNs to provide our own staffing on-site.

How long does it take to get results?

24-48 hours depending on when we receive the samples

What lab capacity can you allocate per week (tests per week)?

We can perform 1500 tests per week.

What is the cost of the tests?

In most cases, COVID-19 testing is reimbursable by insurance providers. The cash pay amount is $154.