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Gravity Diagnostics, Kroger Health team up to offer ‘3 tests, 1 swab’ multiplex test for flu A/D, RSV, COVID

Gravity Diagnostics’ 3-in-1 multiplex tests for flu A/B, RSV, and COVID-19 combined, to help differentiate these three types of infections in respiratory specimens. As part of a nationwide expansion across Kroger’s 224 Little Clinics, Gravity Diagnostics will perform the 3-in-1 multiplex test and provide convenient and accurate results to the public.

“We hope to continue controlling the spread of COVID-19 while knowing we are now in peak flu and RSV season. Flu A/B, RSV, and COVID-19 have similar symptoms, so it is important, especially during flu season, for you to have confidence in your testing and receive the right test at the right time,” said Tony Remington, CEO and co-founder of Gravity Diagnostics.

The convenient 3-in-1 multiplex test allows the consumer to test for 3 viruses with only one swab collection. Once you receive your results, the multiplex test can help health care providers know which targeted treatments and supportive care is the right choice for you.

“Partnerships are a key part of our success at Kroger Health, and we could not ask for a better partner than Gravity Diagnostics. Since the pandemic began, we have sought to bring the best COVID-19 testing options to our patients. We are excited to announce a new testing option that not only tests for SARS-CoV-2, but also includes influenza A/B and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in one swab. As a mother and provider, I am grateful that we now offer this option to our customers as symptoms are so similar,” said Meggen M. Brown, MSN, FNP-BC, Chief Nursing Officer and National Health and Wellness Clinical Director at Kroger Health Little Clinic.

According to Kroger Health President, Colleen Lindholz, “Gravity Diagnostics’ 3-in-1 multiplex is another way we are expanding partnerships and our portfolio in the wellness, proactive health and longevity initiatives at Kroger Health. We look forward to expanding convenient care services across our network of pharmacies where we can, as well.”

Gravity Diagnostics is a state-of-the-art CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified laboratory licensed in all 50 states providing innovative laboratory testing in the areas of COVID-19, upper respiratory, toxicology, pharmacogenetics, sexually transmitted infections, and blood hematology. Its headquarters is located in Covington.

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