GA-map® COVID-19 Fecal Test

We have used our well-established technology platform and expertise in processing stool samples, to develop an RT-PCR assay that directly detects SARS-CoV-2 RNA.


Up to 50% of covid-19 patients experience gastrointestinal symptoms and problems

SARS-CoV-2 virus can be detected in stool samples, even weeks after that nasopharyngeal samples turned negative


A positive result to our GA-map® COVID-19 Fecal Test means that the tested person has been exposed to and infected with the SARS-CoV-2; and – even if this person does not have any symptoms – is shedding the virus in stool

A positive SARS-CoV-2 stool test may thus occur in an invidual with or without active COVID-19. Attention to thorough hand washing and other sanitary measures should be taken, especially after having used the restrooms. This aims to potentially reduce to spread of the virus through oral-fecal contamination.


GA-map® COVID-19 Fecal Test is suitable for:

Patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (confirmation and management)

Patients in the recovery phase (surveillance)

Asymptomatic individuals concerned about possessing and transmitting the virus (prevention)


Combined with serology testing – quantitative IgG/IgM antibody testing – GA-map® COVID-19 Fecal Test could allow health professionals to strategically determine who may be able to safely return to work.

Important note: COVID-19 disease can only be diagnosed with positive SARS-CoV-2 results on a respiratory sample.


For information and order, please contact us at info@genetic-analysis.com

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