COVID-19 Program Information

Existing Customers
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AVAILABLE NOW! PT Programs for the COVID-19/SARS CoV-2 

Many of our laboratories have let us know that they already are or intend to bring up COVID-19 assays.

We have secured a supply of materials and are now accepting orders for a new proficiency testing (PT) program targeting the detection of COVID-19/SARS CoV-2 by nucleic acid amplification testing. The Shipping dates for the Molecular/PCR material will be May 26, September 15 and December 1.

We are also in the process of securing materials and are now accepting orders for antibody testing as well. Serology testing will become important for detection prior infection and hopefully soon for immune status post vaccination. We will be shipping the Serology Program as a 1mL, 3 sample 2 shipment program. The first shipment will be in July exact date TBD, with the second shipment on December 1, 2020.

Program information for SARS CoV-2, Molecular (COV2) 

  • Samples target CDC and WHO consensus gene sequences N, E, RdRP, and ORF1a and are non-infectious material.
  • This material should allow to assess their entire workflow from nucleic acid extraction through detection
  • First mailing of the program will be in May 2020. The Second mailing will coincide with the regular 3rdQuad mailing, September 15. The Third mailing will be a separate mailing shipping December 1.
  • Two catalog items are available.
  • For all three 2020 events please order Cat #2996-3 priced at $291
  • If you do not expect to be testing prior to mid-May, order for just the 2nd and 3rd shipments please use Cat #2996-2 priced at $209.
  • Additional registration and shipping fees are waived for non-foreign existing and new participants. Foreign participants will be charged the standard per-event surcharge for their country.

Program information for CoV-2 Antibodies (COVA)

  • First mailing of the program will be in July 2020. The Second mailing will be December 1.
  • For CoV-2 Antibody testing please order Cat #2997-3
  • Please see the order form for latest pricing
  • Additional registration and shipping fees are waived for non-foreign existing and new participants. Foreign participants will be charged the standard per-event surcharge for their country.

Please use our online ordering tool or contact AAB Technical Support team to place your order for the new programs.  Orders will need to be in writing, so we suggest that you either use our online ordering tool or get the special program order form at https://www.aab-pts.org/ then send your request by e-mail to techsupport@aab-pts.org, including payment information Purchase Order number, or instructions on how we may contact you for credit card payment.

We will provide more details including the exact date for the first shipment as that becomes available.  All information will be published at our website so please check there periodically for any updates.