Paradigm Laboratories

Paradigm Laboratories utilizes a scientific, rigorous approach to testing for COVID-19 to provide real-time molecular quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT PCR) testing of samples with strict adherence to FDA and CDC-approved guidelines for specimen collection. Specimens are stored for up to 72 hours at 2-8*C or at -70*C for longer time periods, in accordance with national safety regulations and CDC guidelines.

The laboratories operate state-of-the-art equipment and innovative processes for molecular testing, processing, and reporting for the most accurate and reliable results. The following laboratory equipment is part of the testing and processing capabilities, though this list does not include proprietary information for the protection of some of Paradigm’s processes. 

The Roche LightCycler 480 System

The Roche LightCycler 480 System is a high-performance PCR platform with medium- to high-throughput (96- or 384-well plates) that allows for numerous procedures in gene detection, gene expression analysis, genetic variation analysis, and array data validation. The Roche LightCycler 480 System is an automated, high-throughput system and real-time PCR device that offers that allows for mono- or multicolor applications, along with multiplex protocols.

The ThermoFisher QuantStudio™

The ThermoFisher QuantStudio™ is a real-time PCR system with digital technologies that provide sensitive detection for rare targets, in this case for SARS-Co-V-2. The KingFisher Flex is an automated extraction instrument that is used for high-throughput extraction and purification of protein, cells, DNA, and RNA. The Magpix multiplexing instrument can perform 50 different tests in a single reaction volume and offers a plate read time of 60 minutes.

The Hamilton Microlab STAR Liquid Handling System

The Hamilton Microlab STAR Liquid Handling System provides superior measurement accuracy through air displacement pipetting. These pipette channels with Hamilton Microlab STAR are designed with patented lock-and-key technology for a precise fit, tip alignments, and tight seal, which helps eliminate tip distortion. This allows for the highest level of accuracy with all liquid-handling steps of the process. 

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