COVID-19 TESTING CAPABILITIES
Technological Solutions Limited (TSL) is the premier provider of COVID-19 Resilience Support in Jamaica. We provide PCR and Antigen testing, and will start providing antibody testing in February 2021. We give same day results for Antigen testing, and results for PCR tests are available between 24-36 hours.
We also offer a concierge service with home, business and hotel/villa visits.
Since 2019, TSL has been using cutting-edge Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Technology to significantly speed up the time to identification of pathogens and, in 2020, TSL added reverse transcription Real-Time PCR (rt RT-PCR) to its analytical offering, starting specifically with SARS-CoV-2, the Novel Coronavirus. Our team is led by a Scientist with over 35 years in the field and includes a Medical Doctor, Microbiologists, Analytical Specialists and trained and certified analysts.
Information on the Analysis
TSL has partnered with Invisible Sentinel/bioMéreiux to use their State-of-the-Art Gene-Up platform and a range of patented technologies to deliver the Gold Standard COVID-19 virus test using very sensitive, highly specific PCR-based assays. Samples are collected from the anterior nares using patented swab technology and a collection technique that is part of an EUA granted by the US FDA to Biocerna for this test. Samples are processed in our specially-designed biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) ISO 17205-accredited laboratory and run on RT-PCR using a protocol that is specifically designed for SARS-CoV-2. TSL is the only Jamaican provider that uses technology and approaches for testing SARS-CoV-2 that have been verified and licensed by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC).
Sensitivity: 5 genomic copies per 5 microlitres
Specificity: 100% specific for SARS-CoV-2
Turnaround time: 24-36 hours (typically within 24h).
TSL is committed to ensuring persons are tested in a safe environment, and results are returned in timely manner. As an A2LA accredited laboratory we pride ourselves on the professionalism of our personnel and the accuracy of our results.
Please feel free to contact us should you require any further clarification.
Register to be tested at the COVID-19 Support Centre Registration Page
ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING CAPABILITIES – SARS-CoV-2 Virus
In response to the challenges being faced by Caribbean businesses across all sectors of their economies, TSL has developed a programme to identify, prevent and mitigate the risks of COVID-19 being introduced and spread in the course of regular business interactions.
The programme is particularly targeted to assist entities with continuing their operations, and where required, re-opening their facilities with effective COVID-19 mitigation programmes. TSL’s response programme manages the contingent issues on two levels. First, by conducting a Rapid Assessment for COVID-19 Resilience, (TSL RAC), and second, through the execution of a comprehensive Risk Identification, Mitigation and Management Programme, the COVID-19 Assessment and Readiness Evaluation (TSL CARE). Entities may opt for either TSL RAC or TSL CARE based on their needs and possible exposure. Please download our brochure here.
TSL CARE provides a comprehensive evaluation of an entity in its preparation, implementation, management, control and mitigation of microbial contamination centered around SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This evaluation includes a full investigation and analysis of measures which have been implemented or are proposed to prevent and control contamination.
The programme covers risk identification for personnel, visitors, facilities, operations and systems, and includes specific steps to identify and prevent a COVID-19-positive visitor/guest, team member, contractor or a supplier from entering the facility. It includes comprehensive, level-appropriate training for all staff, using specifically tailored material that is scientifically accurate.
TSL will verify that any implemented system is working, through a combination of auditing and analytical testing. The supporting actions, training, risk assessments, communication, information sourcing and dissemination is evaluated for validity and effectiveness.
TSL RAC provides a rapid assessment of an entity’s readiness in its COVID-19 preparedness. This assessment gives an indication of the gaps in any existing protocols, or measures which may need to be implemented or improved. These measures would provide assurance that the facility has captured the primary considerations required to prevent or mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus on its team members, clientele/customers and stakeholders