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In partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), Rover Labs currently provides end-to-end diagnostic screening testing for students, faculty, and other staff in public, private, and charter Pre-K-12 schools throughout the State of New Jersey. We serve over 200 schools across five counties with testing administration services that include implementation, management, staffing, equipment, and daily operations needed to operate state sponsored school testing clinics, including all required reporting.


Rover Labs was formed in 2020 out of a collaboration between Rover Diagnostics and NYC Health and Hospitals (H+H). With over six months of experience and over $100M spent on COVID testing, H+H Director of Clinical Services, Kenra Ford, and H+H Ambulatory Care CMO, Andrew Wallach, believed there was a faster and cheaper way to perform large-scale PCR testing. They oversaw a 460-patient concordance study comparing Fluidigm’s Advanta Dx against another FDA EUA-approved PCR test for nasal swabs. The saliva performance was excellent, with 

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Rover began COVID-19 PCR testing at Future Leaders Institute (FLI), a charter school based in NYC, on July 9, 2021. Rover has end-to-end responsibility for PCR saliva testing including pre-loading of information received from FLI for consenting test subjects, test kit provisioning and shipping, training and support of collection supervisors, management of sample transportation from FLI to testing lab, and delivery of results and/or reports to test subjects or parent/guardian, client administration, and NYS pandemic tracing.


Rover provided saliva COVID-19 PCR testing for NYC’s NYCHA Community Testing initiative, which tested community members in various NYCHA locations. Rover provided training and support for the project’s collection supervisors, provisioned test kits, and managed testing and delivery of results to test subjects.

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