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SEP 17, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

Important considerations for choosing a SARS-CoV-2 assay

Sponsored by: PerkinElmer
C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
Speaker
  • General Manager, Specialty Diagnostics
    Biography
      Arvind Kothandaraman leads the specialty diagnostics business at PerkinElmer. His primary interest is in equipping clinical laboratories with the tools needed to meet their technical and operational goals. Prior to PerkinElmer, Arvind held positions at Thermo Fisher Scientific, BioReference Laboratories and Advanced Analytical Technologies. Arvind holds a Master's degree in Science and Business from the Claremont Colleges in California, USA.

    Abstract

    Choosing the right solution for your laboratory’s SARS-CoV-2 testing needs can be a difficult decision. With the dynamic demand on labs, making the wrong choice could be catastrophic. In this presentation, we will be discussing the critical factors to consider when choosing the set up for your testing needs:

    • Assay sensitivity and reliability

    • Availability of reagents

    • Throughput and labor requirements

    • Sample-to-solution workflow

    • Support

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Specialized work flows required for launching a RT-PCR COVID-19 assay

    2. Validation of COVID-19 RT-PCR assays following FDA guidance

    3. Requirements and process for submitting for EUA approval


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