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Sonic Healthcare USA Announces Testing Availability for Monkeypox

Monday, 18 July 2022

This week, Sonic Healthcare USA (Sonic) began testing for Monkeypox (MPXV), using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Non-variola Orthopoxvirus, high complexity NAAT (RT-PCR) molecular assay...

Sonic Healthcare USA authorized by HHS to perform testing for the Monkeypox Virus

Tuesday, 05 July 2022

Sonic Healthcare USA (Sonic) was selected as one of five commercial laboratories authorized by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to begin test validation using the CDC Non-variola Orthopoxvirus, high complexity NAAT (RT-PCR) molecular assay to identify Monkeypox (MPXV)...

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant of Concern

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

On November 30, 2021, the U.S. SARS-CoV-2 Interagency Group (SIG), which includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Health and Human Services (HHS), classified the Omicron variant as a Variant of Concern...

Sonic Healthcare USA is announced as a Laboratory Testing Partner for National K-12 School Testing Program

Monday, 19 April 2021

Sonic Healthcare USA (Sonic), a leading provider of laboratory services in the United States, was recently included as a laboratory testing partner for the Rockefeller Foundation’s K-12 National Testing Action Program (NTAP).

Sonic Healthcare USA Enhances Test Offerings with the Launch of Multiplex Assay for COVID-19 and Flu

Wednesday, 07 October 2020

As flu season advances this fall in the United States, Sonic Healthcare USA has launched a multiplex RT-PCR assay that combines testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and Influenza A/B with a single specimen collection...

Sonic Healthcare USA to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity in the United States in Collaboration with the NIH RADx Initiative

Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Today, Sonic Healthcare USA (Sonic) was awarded a contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Advanced Technology Platforms (RADx-ATP) initiative...

Sonic Healthcare USA SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Media Statement

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Over the last few weeks, our network of clinical laboratories throughout the United States has seen a significant increase in demand for COVID-19 molecular testing... 

Sonic Healthcare USA Develops Novel Return-to-Work Protocol

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Sonic Healthcare USA's COVID-19 Taskforce Medical and Scientific Advisors have developed a novel Return-to-Work protocol consisting of laboratory testing algorithms intended to help guide employers and worksite health practitioners with their strategies to return workers and optimize ongoing monitoring and prevention...

Expanding Testing Capabilities by Launching COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Sonic Healthcare USA's network of clinical laboratories has begun performing antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) to complement our existing molecular PCR testing... 

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Media Statement

Friday, 03 April 2020

Sonic Healthcare USA’s dedicated scientific, medical and operational experts have established SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 testing in six of our laboratories across the country since March 10, 2020...