Connecting you
with testing
services you need.
Beyond masks. Beyond social distancing. Community Connect can help provide SARS-CoV-2 testing resources to more communities.
As a business leader, you are responsible for identifying risk and keeping your employees, customers and guests safe and healthy during the pandemic. Key to mitigating risk and controlling spread is access to a convenient, stress-free test for the coronavirus. A saliva-based Fluidigm assay offers compelling advantages versus other types of tests on the market. The Fluidigm COVID-19 Community Connect program is designed to connect you with clinical testing services across the nation, wherever you are in the US. These clinical testing services all offer the Fluidigm PCR-based test for use under Emergency Use Authorization. The Community Connect program covers a range of communities as shown below:
Campus Administration
Campus administration

The COVID-19 Campus Safeguard Program provides a simple, affordable and accessible testing capability as an essential part of your overall testing programs to help keep your university or college open.

University Parents
University and
college parents

Learn about how the Campus Safeguard program can help make campus safe for your child.

K-12 Education
K-12 education

Having access to noninvasive testing is critical for every school to increase safety throughout the school year.

Skilled Care Facilities
Skilled care facilities

Help prevent outbreaks and keep your patients and staff safe with easy, economical COVID-19 testing resources.

Return to Work
Return to work

Connect with the right labs to provide regular, cost-effective testing and ensure that you have a healthy workplace.

Sports and Entertainment
Sports and entertainment

By partnering with saliva-based lab testing services, venues can be more confident about providing a safer environment for every event.

 
Travel
Travel

Whether you run an airline or a tour company or a cruise line, you need the assurance that a PCR-based saliva test can give you to keep your business running safely.

 
Campus Administration
 
Campus administration

The COVID-19 Campus Safeguard Program provides a simple, affordable and accessible testing capability as an essential part of your overall testing programs to help keep your university or college open.

Learn more

 
University Parents
 
University and college parents

Learn about how the Campus Safeguard program can help make campus safe for your child.

Learn more

 
K-12 Education
 
K-12 education

Having access to noninvasive testing is critical for every school to increase safety throughout the school year.

Request more information

 
Skilled care facilities
 
Skilled care facilities

Help prevent outbreaks and keep your patients and staff safe with easy, economical COVID-19 testing resources.

Request more information

 
Return to work
 
Return to work

Connect with the right labs to provide regular, cost-effective testing and ensure that you have a healthy workplace.

Request more information

 
Sports and entertainment
 
Sports and entertainment

By partnering with saliva-based lab testing services, venues can be more confident about providing a safer environment for every event.

Request more information

 
Travel
 
Travel

Whether you run an airline or a tour company or a cruise line, you need the assurance that a PCR-based saliva test can give you to keep your business running safely.

Request more information

How we can help

Fluidigm is continuing to build a network of testing partners to increase access to the Fluidigm saliva-based test that detects SARS-CoV-2. We work with service partners to refer samples for testing and enable rapid, secure reporting of results to those communities that need it most.

Part of Community Connect focuses on colleges and universities. The COVID-19 Campus Safeguard Program offers higher education institutions access to the Advanta™ Dx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Assay with an easy saliva collection protocol. The noninvasive saliva-based test can be a cost-effective part of an overall testing strategy to keep schools open.

Among the first actions by Community Connect was to deliver the Fluidigm Advanta assay for COVID-19 surge testing under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Community-Based Testing Site (CBTS) program.

Waco, Texas, is the first community to offer saliva testing through the program, effective October 16. The program provides testing sites for limited periods in areas experiencing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. COVID-19 surge testing is administered by HHS in partnership with local communities and private companies.

Saliva-based testing

Fluidigm has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Advanta Dx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Assay, an extraction-free saliva-based test to detect nucleic acid from the SARS CoV 2 virus. The assay does not require collection via invasive nasopharyngeal swab. The company’s clinical study submitted to the FDA demonstrated 100 percent agreement between saliva results from the Advanta Dx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Assay and results from paired nasopharyngeal samples tested with authorized assays.

Get more information or sign up for the program