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Jan 7 2021

Labcorp Awarded CDC Contract to Study Variants of COVID-19 Virus and Improve Public Health Response

Genomic Sequencing Aims to Help Define Changes in Transmission and Identify New Mutations

BURLINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2021-- Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, today announced that it has been awarded a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide genomic sequencing of samples of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Previous News Releases and Media Statements

Jan 4 2021

Media Statement: Tracking Mutations of the SARS CoV2

Labcorp has been regularly tracking mutations of the coronavirus throughout the pandemic, including a new variant strain of SARS-CoV-2 (VOC 202012/01 or B.1.1.7) in the UK and more recently in the US, to determine the impact it would have on our PCR test sensitivity. To date, we have not seen any impact. The B.1.1.7 strain is detectable by our current molecular testing.

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Dec 21 2020

Walgreens and Labcorp Make Pixel by Labcorp™ At-Home COVID-19 Collection Kit Available Through Walgreens Find Care®

Kit Can Allow More People to Get Tested, Helping Reduce the Spread of the Virus and Improving the Health of Communities

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Dec 9 2020

LabCorp Receives FDA Authorization to Make At-home COVID-19 Collection Kits Available Through Retail

Pixel by LabCorp™ COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit is first to receive FDA authorization for over-the-counter purchase

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Dec 1 2020

Roche Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for New Semi-quantitative Test to Measure the Level of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies

  • Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S test specifically detects antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein
  • The spike protein is the target of many COVID-19 vaccines in development
  • Semi-quantitative tests may help identify recovering patients who could potentially be serum and plasma donors for developing treatments for COVID-19
  • LabCorp is the first national laboratory to offer this test in the United States


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Oct 19 2020

LabCorp Launches Quantitative Antibody Test to Assess Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccines in Clinical Trials

Quantitative Test is Used to Assess Immune Response and to Support Other Scientific Research

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Oct 5 2020

CLEAR Adds LabCorp COVID-19 Test Results To “Health Pass” Mobile App

Eases the Ability to Safely Travel, Enter Workplaces, and Attend Public Events

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Testing Overview


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Tests Offered with No Upfront Costs
by Labcorp*

Labcorp's COVID-19 PCR Testing
Average Time to Result from Specimen Pickup

1-2 Days

Updated January 8, 2021

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