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Assurance Labs reflects on COVID-19 testing while looking toward future

BIRMINGHAM, AL (July 30, 2020) – In January, before the United States had its first confirmed case of COVID-19, Assurance Scientific Laboratories in Vestavia Hills began working on the test for the virus that has since impacted the entire globe. The cases began rising in China, prompting scientists at Assurance to begin developing the test, said Dr. Chad Austin, co-founder and chairman at Assurance.

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Assurance Scientific Laboratories Authorized to Test COVID-19 At-home Specimens

BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 12, 2020) – Assurance Scientific Laboratories has been approved by the FDA as one of two laboratories to test specimens from Everlywell COVID-19 at-home test collection kits. The FDA issued has emergency use authorization (EUA) for this test and for the COVID-19 lab testing by Assurance Labs. This test enables individuals to take a nasal sample at home and send in directly to the lab for processing.

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Vestavia Hills laboratory chosen by the FDA as one of two labs in the U.S. to test COVID-19 at- home collection kit specimens

BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 05, 2020) – Assurance Scientific Laboratories has been approved by the FDA as one of two laboratories to test specimens from Everlywell COVID-19 at-home test collection kits. In early June, the FDA issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for this test and for the COVID-19 lab testing by Assurance Labs. This test enables individuals to take a nasal sample at home and send in directly to the lab for processing.

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Birmingham Lab One of Two in Nation to Test COVID-19 At-Home Samples

BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 02, 2020) –Assurance Scientific Laboratories has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as one of two laboratories to test specimens for Everlywell COVID-19 at-home test collection kits.

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Local company to process at-home Covid-19 tests

BIRMINGHAM, AL (May 21, 2020) – Assurance Scientific Labs has been approved by the FDA, via an emergency use authorization, as one of two laboratories to test specimens from Everlywell’s Covid-19 at-home test collection test kits.

Ty Thomas, co-founder and lab director for Assurance Labs, said the company has been working with Texas-based Everlywell since early March to fulfill FDA requirements, including with ordering, delivery, sample collection, safety and more.

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ASSURANCE SCIENTIFIC LABORATORIES IS AUTHORIZED BY THE FDA AS ONE OF TWO LABS IN THE U.S. TO TEST EVERLYWELL COVID-19 AT-HOME COLLECTION KIT SPECIMENS

BIRMINGHAM, AL (May 18, 2020) – Assurance Scientific Laboratories has been approved by the FDA as one of two laboratories to test specimens from Everlywell COVID-19 at-home test collection kits. This week, the FDA issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for this test and for the COVID-19 lab testing by Assurance Labs. This test enables individuals to take a nasal sample at home and send in directly to the lab for processing.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First Standalone At-Home Sample Collection Kit That Can Be Used With Certain Authorized Tests

May 16, 2020 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized an at-home sample collection kit that can then be sent to specified laboratories for COVID-19 diagnostic testing. Specifically, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Everlywell, Inc. for the Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit.

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F.D.A. Clears Another Coronavirus Testing Kit for Use at Home

May 16, 2020 – The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted emergency clearance for a coronavirus testing kit that will enable individuals to take a nasal sample at home and send it to a laboratory for diagnostic testing, the second such approval it has made.

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Hyundai Donation and Support Provide Expanded COVID-19 Testing in West Montgomery and Lowndes County

Montgomery, Alabama (May 12, 2020) – New drive-thru sites begin testing for COVID-19 this week in west Montgomery and Hayneville.

The expanded testing is the result of a partnership between the City of Montgomery, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Hyundai Hope on Wheels, Health Services, Incorporated (HSI), Assurance Scientific Laboratories and the Alabama Department of Public Health. Members of the public will be tested for the COVID-19 Coronavirus without having to pay any out-of-pocket costs.

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Atlas, Assurance Labs partner for COVID-19 testing

Birmingham, Alabama (April 23, 2020) – Atlas Senior Living — a Mountain Brook-based retirement living community — has partnered with Assurance Labs of Vestavia Hills to create a safe, convenient testing site for Atlas senior living members due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BESSEMER QUICK CARE CLINIC TO PARTNER WITH ASSURANCE SCIENTIFIC LABS TO OFFER NO-CONTACT COVID-19 TESTING

Birmingham, Alabama (April 15, 2020) – Bessemer Quick Care Clinic has partnered with Assurance Scientific Labs to offer no-contact COVID-19 testing for the general public in addition to area health care workers and First Responders.

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Birmingham clinic, lab offering COVID-19 testing just for healthcare workers

Birmingham, Alabama (April 2, 2020) – A Birmingham clinic and a private lab are making sure healthcare workers have access to tests during the coronavirus pandemic.

Acton Quick Care Clinic and Assurance Scientific Labs are offering no-contact, COVID-19 testing by appointment only for healthcare workers who are providing direct patient care in the Birmingham-area. The clinic, located in the Assurance Health Building at 2868 Acton Road in Birmingham, will be providing this service on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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Acton Quick Care Clinic and Assurance Scientific Labs to offer no-contact COVID-19 Respiratory testing to health care worker providing direct patient care (3/31/2020)

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Atlas Senior Living company one of first senior living facilities in the U.S. to perform COVID-19 testing

BIRMINGHAM, AL (March 24, 2020) – Atlas Senior Living and Assurance Scientific Laboratories are partnering together for all Atlas communities to receive coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits. This makes Atlas one of the first senior living companies nationwide to offer COVID-19 testing to their residents.

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Christ Health Center opens sick clinic for COVID-19 in Woodlawn (3/25/20)

Christ Health Center, which administered more than 2,200 tests for COVID-19 last week at the Church of the Highlands, today opened a sick clinic for those experiencing respiratory issues and fever.

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Assurance Ramps Up Testing of COVID-19 (3/19/20)

Assurance Scientific Laboratories is a complex R&D reference lab that develops and provides rapid diagnostic services for clinicians, hospitals and other reference labs. It specializes in molecular and microbiologic technologies.

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Assurance Scientific Laboratories One of 26 Commercial Labs Offering COVID-19 Testing (3/19/20)

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Christ Health Center Continuing to Open Test Site at Church of the Highlands Grants Mill Location Off I-459 on Friday (3/19/20)

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Bio-Rad Partners with Testing Labs Worldwide to Support COVID-19 Testing (3/18/20)

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Christ Health Center Continuing to Open Test Site at Church of the Highlands Grants Mill Location Off I-459 on Thursday (3/18/20)

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Assurance Scientific Laboratories Moving COVID-19 Testing to New Location (3/15/20)

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Christ Health Center to Open Testing Site At Church of the Highlands Grandview Campus Location (3/15/20)

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Assurance Scientific Laboratories Offering COVID-19 Testing (3/12/20)

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Assurance Scientific Laboratories to Offer COVID-19 Testing Early Next Week (3/5/20)

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