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May 13 2021

Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 PCR Test Home Collection Kit Receives FDA Emergency Authorization for Ages 2-17

BURLINGTON, N.C., May 13, 2021 — Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 PCR Test Home Collection Kit for ages 2-17. The authorization expands the use of Pixel by Labcorp to children and adolescents 2 years of age and older when purchased by a parent or guardian. 

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Tracking COVID-19 Variants

We have been regularly tracking variants of the virus throughout the pandemic. The sensitivity of our PCR test is not impacted by these variants.

Labcorp PCR Test Performance Confirmed

Variant B.1.1.7 (Common name: U.K. Variant)
Variant B.1.351 (Common name: South African Variant)
Variant P.1 (Common name: Brazil Variant)
Variant B.1.526 (Common name: New York Variant)

Labcorp has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide sequencing of samples of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

For more information visit US COVID-19 Cases Caused by Variants on the CDC website. 

Previous News Releases and Media Statements

May 11 2021

Labcorp and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Join Forces to Raise Awareness of COVID-19 Treatments

BURLINGTON, N.C., May 11, 2021 — Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to raise awareness of potentially lifesaving monoclonal antibody COVID-19 therapies. 

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Apr 20 2021

Labcorp Launches COVID-19 Test Kits For Small Businesses to Support Return to Work and Life Safely

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, today announced the availability of the Pixel by Labcorp® COVID-19 PCR Test Home Collection Kit for small businesses, an initiative aimed at providing fast, convenient, and reliable testing for companies with as many as 120 employees. Labcorp Employer Services currently provides COVID-19 testing and vaccination services for larger organizations and communities. 

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Mar 26 2021

NCDHHS Pilots Home Testing Program with Labcorp to Increase Access to Testing

RALEIGH — While vaccine supplies are limited, it is important North Carolinians continue practicing the 3Ws and get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms or have been in close contact to someone with COVID-19.

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Feb 24 2021

Walgreens to Make Pixel by Labcorp™ COVID-19 PCR Test Home Collection Kit Available Over-The-Counter at Stores Nationwide

Kit to be available for purchase at Walgreens without a prescription and will allow for greater access to testing, helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 and improve the health of communities

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Feb 24 2021

Natick, Massachusetts Mass Vaccination Site | Opening Remarks | Bill Haas, senior vice president, Northeast Division, Labcorp

Thank you for joining us today at our mass vaccination site here at the Natick Mall. I’m Bill Haas, senior vice president of the northeast division at Labcorp. We’re thrilled to be working across the commonwealth to make it easier for people to get tested and vaccinated, as we all work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

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Feb 19 2021

Pacific Biosciences Sequel II Systems Deployed to Scale-Up Global Viral Surveillance Initiatives Focused on COVID-19

Labcorp Using PacBio’s HiFi Sequencing to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Variants in the U.S.

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Feb 17 2021

Labcorp Adds High Sensitivity Antigen Test to Screen for Active COVID-19 Infection

Antigen Test Is the Latest Offering by Labcorp to Fight COVID-19 at Every Stage, from Diagnostic Testing to Clinical Trials and Vaccination Services

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Jan 8 2021

Media Statement: Tracking Mutations of the SARS CoV2

We have been regularly tracking mutations of the virus throughout the pandemic to determine the impact it would have on our PCR sensitivity. To date, we have not seen any impact. Our current capacity for PCR tests is 270k and we continue to operate with a 1-2 day turnaround. The only way to identify the strain is by sequencing, and we have research support underway that includes sequencing of the virus.

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

1-2 Days

Updated May 14, 2021


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Testing Overview

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