Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Patients

Individuals wanting to be tested for COVID-19 should consult a physician or other healthcare provider. Only a healthcare provider can collect the specimen necessary to test for COVID-19. Gene By Gene does not collect COVID-19 specimens. Patients suspected of having COVID-19 MUST NOT ENTER Gene By Gene’s place of business.

Gene By Gene is currently accepting orders for COVID-19 testing from approved healthcare providers. If you are interested in partnering with Gene By Gene, please contact us by submitting an inquiry or emailing us at covid19@genebygene.com

We will continue to add instrumentation and work with our vendors to procure supplies as our ability to expand our capacity depends on the availability of these supplies. We will continue to update this page with the most up-to-date testing information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is COVID-19?

For information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

What is the SARS-CoV-2 RNA test for COVID-19?

The SARS-CoV-2 RNA test detects the presence of nucleic acid from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Does Gene By Gene provide testing for COVID-19?

Yes. Gene By Gene perform COVID-19 testing for our approved healthcare providers in the United States. Gene By Gene does not collect COVID-19 specimens.

Does Gene By Gene collect COVID-19 specimens?

No. Gene By Gene does not collect COVID-19 specimens. Only authorized health care providers can collect specimens necessary to test for COVID-19.

How do I get tested for COVID-19?

Individuals wanting to be tested for COVID-19 should consult a physician or other healthcare provider. If you suspect you may have COVID-19, contact a healthcare provider immediately. Your provider can review your symptoms to determine the appropriate testing needed. If COVID-19 testing is determined appropriate for you, your provider will instruct you on where to get tested, which includes collecting your specimens. Your specimens will be sent to a lab, such as Gene By Gene, for COVID-19 testing.

What types of specimens do we require for COVID-19 testing?

Gene By Gene’s COVID-19 testing requires specimens collected from the nose which must be collected by a healthcare provider. The preferred sample types are nasopharyngeal (NP) or nasal swabs.

Additional Statements About COVID-19 Tests

  • This test has not been FDA cleared or approved;
  • This test has been authorized by FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories;
  • This test has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens; and
  • This test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked.