Cases of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, are rising in Arizona. The spreading pandemic threatens our state’s infrastructure.

Clinically approved, CLIA-certified COVID-19 testing center.

First in Arizona to offer COVID-19 testing using saliva samples.

Easy-to-use participant and admin website portal.

Case tracking system.

This pandemic has underscored how much we rely on essential services from our first responders, such as police officers, firefighters and paramedics; health care workers; powerline technicians and more. We need to keep these individuals healthy and contributing to these critical functions, but that is easier said than done.

Social distancing is simply not enough.

Identifying those who are infected and do not show symptoms is critical.

These individuals do not know they are shedding the virus and are likely to infect others. The more tests we can perform, the sooner we can abate the spread of the virus.

We are rising to the challenge of these uncertain times to provide testing with an FDA EUA-authorized TaqPath COVID-19 assay from Thermofisher Scientific for coronavirus under CLIA certification. We are the first lab in Arizona to use plain saliva samples to identify the presence of COVID-19. Our protocols are readily available for other commercial and academic partners, so they can also adapt their instruments to perform saliva testing.