COVID-19 Technical Bulletin

As one of the first commercial labs in the U.S. to test for COVID-19, Assurance Scientific Labs utilizes PCR technology to deliver fast, accurate results to help inform and safeguard our communities. Assurance is operating around the clock to meet demand and produce quick results…

September 16, 2021

Simplicity COVID-19 Kit Wins Health + Wellness Design Award

Presented by Graphic Design USA

Our Simplicity COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit has received the 2021 Health + Wellness Award from Graphic Design USA for the design of our test kit. We will be featured in the June 2021 Health + Wellness Design Awards edition of the magazine and you can find our kit on page 84.

June 30, 2021

Co-Infection Technical Bulletin

As we focus on diagnosing and stopping the spread of COVID-19 during this global pandemic, it’s important to remember that co-infections with other respiratory pathogens may have an important role to play in determining the risk of more severe disease and in guiding management strategies for physicians…

June 29, 2021

Urinary Tract Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance

A Rold of PCR-Based Diagnosis

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common bacterial infections encountered by primary care physicians in the United States, accounting for approximately 7 million visits and $1.6 billion in cost annually. Because of the shorter length of the female urethra and its proximity to the rectum, UTIs are more common in women than in men—accounting for 84% of visits...

May 25, 2021

Vaginal Infections and Maternal-Child Health

Emerging Role of DNA-Based Diagnostic Technologies

The vaginal microbiota plays a central role in the health and disease of the female genital tract.28 Vaginal infections result from an imbalance in the normal vaginal microbiota and often lead to symptoms such as itching, burning, increased vaginal discharge, foul or fishy odor, and dysuria…

May 14, 2021

Higher Sensitivity Rating for More Accurate Results

The FDA has released a panel showing a more precise comparison of the analytical performance of different molecular in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays intended to detect SARS-CoV-2. Please click on the provided link to view our lab’s sensitivity rating in Table 2A, page 2, and compare our score to other developers and tests.

December 7, 2020

Why is C. diff so hard to culture and kill?

This finicky organism is difficult to accurately identify through culturing and seemingly impossible to kill.  Check out this article to understand more about it and what can be done to treat it.

October 8, 2020

Quest for Next-Generation Antibiotics

The golden era of antibiotic discovery is well behind us. We are rapidly headed into a post-antibiotic era that is certain to impact everyone. We must collectively own responsibility and fully accept the need to protect our current, but very limited, arsenal of antibiotics. The time is now… we all play a part. Check out this article explaining the severity of this problem and what’s being done about it.

April 27, 2020

PCR for Antibiotic Resistance Markers

Understanding the inherent limitations, PCR is a very useful and rapid tool in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Coupled with traditional microbiology (culture and susceptibility), optimal clinical outcomes are more readily achievable. This article does a fantastic job of explaining this exact point.

April 27, 2020