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Transforming the power of diagnostics into a healthier future for all

As a world leader of in vitro diagnostics, QuidelOrtho offers industry-leading expertise in immunoassay and molecular testing, clinical chemistry and transfusion medicine, bringing fast, accurate and reliable diagnostics when and where they are needed – from home to hospital, lab to clinic.


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Company profile

Nasdaq: QDEL
Footprint: 130+ Countries
2022 Revenue: $3.3B

QuidelOrtho is a responsive, reliable partner to the U.S. government

In March 2020, shortly after the first COVID-19 patient was diagnosed in the U.S., QuidelOrtho’s President & Chief Executive Officer was invited to meet with the newly formed White House Coronavirus Task Force to discuss testing. Two weeks later, the company began shipping its first emergency-use-authorized Lyra® test for COVID-19. In May 2020, QuidelOrtho introduced a test compatible with the Sofia® and Sofia® 2 analyzers – the first-ever 15-minute rapid antigen test to detect COVID-19.

QuidelOrtho is committed to meeting the needs of the U.S. government

In just two years, the company partnered with the National Institutes of Health’s Acceleration of Diagnostics to expand Sofia test manufacturing from 84 million test cassettes per year to more than 220 million cassettes per year. In 2021, the company received emergency use authorization (EUA) for its QuickVue® At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test and quickly opened a 128,000-square-foot facility with the capacity to manufacture the COVID-19 tests that tens of millions of Americans relied on during the pandemic.

QuidelOrtho believes in the value of public-private partnerships

QuidelOrtho works closely with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense to help the government’s efforts to provide tests to Federally Qualified Health Centers, government agencies and American families.

Case studies



In March 2020, as COVID-19 began spreading rapidly across the U.S. and around the world, the U.S. government recognized that diagnostic tests, vaccines and therapeutics were going to be essential to protecting public health. From a testing standpoint, the U.S. government requested rapid development of an antigen test for mass distribution across the country. The test needed to be accurate, convenient, accessible and cost-effective, enabling individuals to test themselves easily and quickly at home.


In response to this urgent need, QuidelOrtho developed, tested, validated and received its first EUA for the Lyra® COVID-19 test.


Over the course of the pandemic, working in partnership with the U.S. government, QuidelOrtho has provided tens of millions of accurate, reliable and affordable tests to the public and donated tests to underserved communities where access to testing was difficult.


QuidelOrtho is proud of its role in partnering with the U.S. government to protect public health throughout the pandemic.



The rapid spread of COVID-19 created an unprecedented demand from the U.S. government for accurate, reliable, affordable and fast tests.


To meet this demand, QuidelOrtho entered into an agreement with the NIH RADx ATP initiative to support the expansion of manufacturing capacity in San Diego for its diagnostic assays that test for SARS-CoV-2 antigen.


QuidelOrtho mobilized quickly to upgrade and add new manufacturing lines, thereby expanding the capacity for test cassettes from approximately 84 million cassettes per year to more than 220 million cassettes per year.

In 2021, QuidelOrtho opened its Rutherford facility, a new manufacturing facility in Carlsbad, CA, dedicated to the production of the QuickVue line of products.

The 128,000-square-foot facility began operations in the second half of 2021, with the ability to produce approximately 1 billion QuickVue rapid antigen tests per year, including but not limited to tests for SARS, flu and RSV.

Since then, QuidelOrtho has hired hundreds of new employees, extended the production schedule to meet demand and kept all manufacturing lines open regardless of demand volatility and uncertainty.

U.S. employees by region

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*Approximate number of U.S.-only employees as of May 2023.

Our offerings

Customer Experience Program

Award-winning evolution of how service, expertise, technology and data-driven solutions come together to create a more effective, efficient lab so our customers can focus on improving patient outcomes.

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Clinical diagnostic testing systems that deliver fast, accurate, reliable test results for the clinicians and patients who need them.

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Flexible and scalable automation solutions for labs of all sizes.

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Molecular Diagnostics

Open platform, high throughput molecular testing solutions that detect and identify infectious diseases with minimal steps.

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Simple, sample-to-result operation that can run up to 12 unique analytes from a single patient sample in approximately 25 minutes.
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Simplified platform that uses our proprietary helicase-dependent amplification (HDA) with fluorescence detection to make diagnosing infectious diseases faster and easier than before.

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Point of Care

A family of rapid, visually read, lateral flow tests to produce accurate results in minutes.

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Accurately detects the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant (among others).

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Small bench-top analyzers that take rapid testing to a new level using proven lateral-flow technology and advanced fluorescence chemistry.

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Comprehensive test menu that provides the diagnostic answers needed to assist in making rapid, cost-effective treatment decisions.

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Transfusion Medicine

Semi-automated pre-transfusion card reader designed to automate reaction grading and elevate labs’ performance to higher levels.

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Automated pretransfusion testing platform that automates over 99% of workload in the blood bank without compromising turnaround time.

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Paired with the Ortho Optix Reader, provides a complete semi-automated testing platform, with combined incubation and centrifugation to provide an even smaller footprint in the lab.

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QuidelOrtho understands and values the role small businesses play in our communities. Today, the company does business with more than 600 small businesses across the U.S., including several that are U.S. government–certified small and disadvantaged companies.


Certified Small and Disadvantaged Business Partners

  • Cenmed Enterprises
  • Hazlow Electronics Inc
  • Keystone Environmental
  • Pacific Technologies and Solutions
  • Tirone Electric Inc
  • United Seal and Rubber Co Inc


With more than 300 diagnostic test products available around the world, QuidelOrtho invests heavily in research and development. The company has research relationships with a growing number of universities and colleges.


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