Abbott SARS-COV-2 Quant

The Abbott SARS-COV-2 Quant assay is setup as a line listing instead of a plate layout on the Preview tab. Each row corresponds to one control or specimen on the run. To re-arrange the order of specimens and controls, select the match by position check box, and then use the and buttons. If match by position is selected, the order of controls and specimens in LDMS must match the order of specimens and controls in the output file exactly. If this option is not selected, LDMS will match specimens to results using the global specimen ID, PID/ID1, or other specimen ID values. If the match by position option is not selected and the PID/ID1 is used in the result file, there cannot be more than one specimen with that ID1 on the same run.

Figure: The Preview tab for the Abbott SARS-COV-2 Quant Assay

There are a couple of things you may want to do before reading the assay output:

  • Generate the Abbott Assay Run Preview report. This report shows you the positions of the specimens and controls on the assay run, tube position, and bar codes for specimens.

  • Modify the dilution. This is done by selecting the appropriate cell in the dilution column and changing the value.

  • Enter the Data Transfer Tech initials. This would be the person who loaded the assay result file into LDMS (i.e., you). The Sample Prep. Tech Initials and Amplification Tech Initials fields are also required.

After reading the assay, the results screen will be displayed. There are a few things you can do on this screen.

  • Review the assay results. Complete the Reviewed by and Reviewed Date fields, and then click the button from the LDMS toolbar.

  • Add a censor code for a specimen, control, or the entire run. This is done by right-clicking on the specimen or control and selecting the Censor Specimen or Censor Run option.

  • Change between raw and calculated results using the grid view options in the bottom-right corner.

  • View and print the assay results report by clicking the button from the LDMS toolbar.

  • View the patient report for patient specimens included on a valid assay run. This option is found by clicking the button.

After it has been run, the assay data will be available within LDMS for future review.

Kit Entry and VQA Controls

The Abbott SARS-COV-2 Quant assay does not capture any kit information in LDMS. This information is not parsed from the result file. The LDMS does not expect any additional controls, such as the VQA200, to be included on Abbott SARS-COV-2 Quant assay runs. Extra controls can still be added but they are not required.