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ABC switching to new virus detection test kit

Publicerad: 2020-08-31

ABC Labs is a custom-built laboratory for COVID-19 deploying testing across Sweden in partnership with the Swedish Public Health Agency, County Councils, and private care providers. The 900m2 laboratory located at Biomedicum, Campus Solna utilizes automation to conduct high throughput and cost-effective virus detection (utilizing PCR) and immunity testing (utilizing ELISA).

As of end of August 2020, ABC’s has shifted all its virus detection testing to Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Applied Biosystems TaqPath Assay and real-time PCR technology, choosing the TaqPath COVID-19 CE-IVD RT-PCR kit that is designed to provide patient results within four hours of a sample being received by a lab.

"Testing plays a crucial role in combating the ongoing pandemic and ABC conducts thousands of virus and antibody tests on a daily basis as one of the largest private laboratories in Sweden. We aim to always utilize gold-standard methodologies and the most validated tests on the market in order to provide high quality and precise testing." – Ahsan Amjad, co-Founder and CEO, ABC Labs.

After the pandemic, ABC Labs aims to create a laboratory for the future primarily geared up for deploying tests in collaboration with telemedicine companies and other healthcare providers to create ergonomic home and self-testing solutions to promoting preventative healthcare and remote monitoring of chronic patients.

ABC was founded by a team of health tech entrepreneurs and funded by Norrsken Foundation and technology investors to create an effective and scalable solution amidst the corona crisis.