PRL have encountered a small percentage of the BA.2 Omicron variant. Our PCR test continues to remain effective against SARS-CoV-2 and known variants.
Pandemic Response Lab’s reliable, low cost, rapid PCR and whole genome sequencing capabilities are crucial for ongoing vigilance against new SARS-CoV-2 variants. To date, our molecular PCR test continues to accurately detect SARS-CoV-2 and its known variants, including the “stealth” Omicron sub-variant BA.2. As of January 30th, our sequencing pipeline has encountered a small number of the BA.2 variant, and we continue to report processed genomes to public databases. Learn more by visiting PRL’s sequencing tracker and resource links at the bottom of the page.