Concentric and Ginkgo collect no individuals’ information; all information is stored outside of Concentric and Ginkgo’s lab systems in our third-party partners’ HIPAA compliant systems. These partners only collect the necessary information to provide results back in accordance with CLIA regulation and to report to public health authorities. In all cases, all data will be handled in accordance with HIPAA compliance.
To ensure the sample was collected and processed correctly, the assays sequence a small section of the human DNA that is naturally present in saliva samples. This sequence will remain in the clinical lab’s databases paired with the viral sequence data but will not be reported, shared, or distributed to any other party. No other genetic information is captured by the rRT-PCR assay nor the NGS assay.