Together Again

Quidel in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing
Sofia SARS Antigen FIA (COVID-19) testing to our nursing home communities.

Get Started

"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again." —Charles Dickens

It’s easy to begin testing patients for COVID-19 using Sofia SARS Antigen FIA on Sofia 2…

Setup your Sofia 2 Instrument(s)

We’ll show you how to setup, perform Quality Control and run COVID-19 patient tests on your Sofia 2. And how to print results.

Getting Started Guide

Virtual Trainings

After you’ve completed the Getting Started Guide, register to attend Virtual Trainings

Virtual Trainings

Order More Tests

To order more Sofia SARS Antigen FIA tests, catalog #20374, please contact your Prime Vendor.

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Get Support

Contact us to receive support.

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“Together Again is an important step toward the long-awaited reunion of residents with their loved ones.”

About the Program

We are pleased to announce Quidel’s Together Again program in coordination with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Quidel along with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will provide point-of-care instruments and COVID-19 rapid tests allowing our nursing home communities the ability to quickly and easily test residents and staff. Together Again is an important step toward the long-awaited reunion of residents with their loved ones.

Quidel Sofia® 2 analyzers and Sofia SARS Antigen FIA testing kits, with results in as little as 15 minutes, will be provided together. All test results will be captured and deidentified data will transmit to the Centers of Disease Control easily through the Quidel cloud-based Virena® surveillance system tied to the Sofia 2 analyzers.

We share in the concern for our long-term care residents’ health and safety and look forward to supporting you in caring for their needs through this initiative. If you are obtaining a unit from the HHS initiative, you will be receiving additional information from Quidel in the near future. We would like to thank all of you for your dedicated service and understanding as we work to bring families back Together Again.

About Quidel

Quidel Corporation (Nasdaq: QDEL) serves to enhance the health and well-being of people around the globe through the development of diagnostic solutions that can lead to improved patient outcomes and provide economic benefits to the healthcare system.

Getting Started

Visit our Getting Started guide to setup, run Quality Control and begin testing patients for COVID-19

View Sofia 2 Getting Started Guide

After you’ve completed the Getting Started Guide, register to attend Virtual Trainings

Attend Virtual Trainings

The Dymo printer and accessories for use with the Sofia 2 can be purchased from an office supply retailer or via Amazon

Dymo printer

Contact us to get Support

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Fact Sheets

How to Order More Tests

To reorder Sofia SARS Antigen FIA tests, catalog #20374, please contact your Prime Vendors listed below

Vendor Name Phone Number Email
McKesson 800-654-7240 nursinghometesting@mckesson.com
Medline 800-MEDLINE (633-5463)

Also available on the Sofia 2 platform, are the following tests and corresponding catalog #s:

Test Kit Name Quidel McKesson Medline # Tests / Kit
Sofia SARS Antigen FIA 20374 1166253 / 66252410 QDL20374 25
Sofia Influenza A+B FIA 20218 853965 / 22182401 QDL20218 25
Sofia RSV FIA 20260 853972 / 22602400 QDL20260 25
Sofia Strep A+ FIA 20274 951139 / 22742401 QDL20274 25
Sofia 2 Lyme FIA 20319 1137602 / N/A QDL20319 15

CLICK HERE to learn more about all our Sofia 2 testing options. Your Prime Vendor will assist you with ordering any of the additional tests.

After you’ve completed the Getting Started Guide

Attend Virtual Training

Virtual Training walks you step by step through setup, quality control and running patient tests. Also includes live Q&A.

All training dates occur at 12:00 PM EST