Fast Facts COVID-19.
Labs across the country are offering testing services to detect SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, overcoming significant challenges.
of lab managers say supply chain disruptions have delayed or decreased testing.
of lab manager say manufacturers/suppliers have said they cannot purchase testing kits or reagents because of government restrictions/allocations for these products; 60% of academic medical centers and community hospitals and 30% of commercial reference labs agree with this statement.
of labs are running full staffing seven days a week to run SARS-CoV-2 testing.
of commercial reference labs process more than 500 SARS-CoV-2 tests per day, compared with 18% of labs at community hospitals, health systems or academic medical centers.
of labs plan to increase testing capacity over the next three months.
of labs will increase testing capacity by adding platforms. Other methods; increase staff (42%), increase lab shifts (39%), and add testing locations (22%).
of labs said they are not experiencing significant numbers of false negatives on SARS-CoV-2 tests.
of labs report turnaround times of 12-24 hours for their primary test method and 34% report turnaround times of 24-48 hours.
* Source: https://www.amp.org/AMP/assets/AMP_SARS-CoV-2_Survey_Report_FINAL.pdf
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|Title Annotation:||THE OBSERVATORY: NEWS * TRENDS * ANALYSIS|
|Publication:||Medical Laboratory Observer|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2020|
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