Important News from Epitome Risk & FourthWall
At FourthWall Testing, customer safety and satisfaction are our number one concern. As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to innovations in testing to respond to the crisis. FourthWall Testing has provided services to help you in identifying your presence of COVID-19 neutralizing antibodies1 through blood draw or remote collection and, laboratory analysis.
It has been brought to our attention, that while the testing system used by FourthWall Testing was based on US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorized (EUA) and modified as a Laboratory Developed Test (LDT), the unique nature of EUA does not permit remote collection of the specimen to be tested or laboratory alteration of the testing methods. Further, we have been informed that the remote test kit, used to obtain your sample at home, was not cleared for clinical use in the United States. FourthWall performed necessary validation of its test methods and is a CLIA certified laboratory. Although the testing was not authorized, FourthWall believes all test results are valid as reported. Our business model is based on trust. Therefore, we are voluntarily suspending the remote collection of blood samples and neutralizing antibody testing until we determine the best approach to bringing you the highest quality product which complies with all regulatory requirements. At this time there is no action required on your part.
FourthWall Testing and its parent company Epitome Risk have a strong culture of safety, compliance, and adherence to best practices. We’ve instilled individual ownership of risk and safety compliance throughout our company. It's who we are at our core. One person’s risk is everyone’s risk We make sure every single patient is safe. It’s the epitome of what we do. We believe that acknowledging the issue, and owning the solution is the best way to reconfirm our commitment to honesty, integrity, and transparency. We ask for your understanding, and if you have any questions at all, we encourage you to reach out to us via a specially created email address, email@example.com, and we will respond as soon as we are able.
Very truly yours,
Lisa Wilson, CEO, Epitome Risk
1 Neutralizing Antibody testing is intended for use as an aid in identifying individuals with an adaptive immune response to SARS-CoV-2, indicating recent or prior infection. Per the Patient Information for adaptive immune response testing,
“This test may give you a neutralizing antibody result, but you should not interpret the result to mean that having any measurement of antibodies to SARSCoV-2 will protect you from getting infected again or help reduce the severity or duration of a future COVID-19 infection. This topic is being studied, but the information is unknown. It is also not known how long antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 will remain present in the body after infection.
Regardless of your test result, you should continue to follow CDC guidelines to reduce the risk of infection, including social distancing and wearing masks.”
COVID News Changes Daily... Here’s Up-to-the-minute COVID News
On 26 November 2021,WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE).
Omicron has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example, on how easily it spreads or the severity of illness it causes.
Statement by President JoeBiden on the Omicron Variant
This morning I was briefed by my chief medical advisor, Dr. Tony Fauci, and the members of our COVID response team, about the Omicron variant, which is spreading through Southern Africa. As a precautionary measure until we have more information, I am ordering additional air travel restrictions from South Africa and seven other countries. As we move forward, we will continue to be guided by what the science and my medical team advises.
Businesses Want to Avoid Mask Mandates
President Biden and many state and local leaders are urging Americans to wear masks and take other precautions in response to the Omicron variant but are largely avoiding endorsing broad mask mandates and lockdowns that marked earlier stages of the pandemic.
The steps reflect a view that the pandemic is in a different phase, and the businesses don't support mandates.
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