fulgent genetics

fulgent genetics

Meet the 25-Year-Old Behind LA's Plan to Test Every Resident for COVID-19

Not even a week after the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced it would offer residents free mail-in PCR tests for COVID-19, the program has been put on pause.

Read more Show less
LA County Drops Curative COVID Test After FDA Alert on Accuracy

Los Angeles County is sending out free at-home COVID-19 tests as it tries to keep up with a surge in cases that are overwhelming test sites and leaving pharmacy shelves empty.

The county’s Department of Public Health announced over the weekend that all residents are eligible to receive free at-home PCR tests from Temple City-based Fulgent Genetics, in an effort to encourage testing and prevent the highly transmissible virus from spreading even further.

Read more Show less
LA County Drops Curative COVID Test After FDA Alert on Accuracy

This week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced he would not use L.A.-based Fulgent Genetics to test his employees, saying he fears the information would be shared with the Chinese government. Fulgent is California’s largest commercial lab, processing tens of thousands of COVID-19 tests a week to test county employees.

Read more Show less
Trending