In partnership with the State of Connecticut, JAX is expanding its COVID-19 testing capacity from 550 tests per day to 20,000 tests per day, between now and early July for Connecticut residents.
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Health, UConn Health and Hartford HealthCare, will provide additional coronavirus testing capacity for Connecticut residents
There is so much confusion around COVID-19. What are the symptoms? How do you know if you should get tested? What is the test like? And what happens behind the scenes? This short video will give highlights of the process.
Town of West Hartford and The Jackson Laboratory announce a new collaboration designed to improve COVID-19 testing for West Hartford public safety.
JAX is now providing additional coronavirus testing capacity for frontline health care workers and in-patients in the state of Maine.
In order to conduct COVID-19 diagnostic testing, a laboratory must be CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) licensed for high complexity testing. The JAX-GM diagnostic laboratory is CLIA licensed for high complexity testing by the state of Connecticut and is also accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which ensures the laboratory is always up-to-date with the latest best practices in a variety of specialties, for example, molecular microbiology.
In 2013, JAX became a Connecticut-licensed and CLIA-registered clinical laboratory. CLIA regulates laboratory testing and requires clinical laboratories to be certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) before they can accept human samples for diagnostic testing. CLIA registration means that the lab is qualified to accept and process clinical samples of human cells and tissues for DNA testing.
JAX’s CLIA Laboratory’s testing will detect RNA sequences specific to the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen.
JAX’s CLIA Laboratory will be utilizing an FDA-approved, real-time, reverse transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) detection technology for the COVID-19 diagnostic testing.