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Processing COVID-19 Tests On-Site: Simone Camp

MU Health Care laboratory manager Simone Camp explains how COVID-19 tests can now be processed quickly at the Mizzou North drive-thru site.

September 4, 2020

Transcript

Pate McCuien: "Collaboration at the University of Missouri is helping to meet the increased demand for COVID-19 tests. With help from the college of engineering, college of veterinary medicine and Siemens Healthineers, MU Health Care has built a new laboratory at Mizzou North to process COVID-19 tests on-site. Lab Manager Simone Camp says processing these tests on site will help meet current and future testing needs in a faster and more efficient way."

Camp: "It eliminates any issues that we might have with transportive specimens, so that we can keep them cold, we can get them quicker to the testing laboratory, it will increase our throughput and our faster turnaround time.”

McCuien: The MU College of Engineering produced test swabs for the new lab, while both the MU College of Veterinary Medicine and Siemens Healthineers provided high tech equipment to help process the tests. The lab can now process around 1,500 tests per day, and patients will now be notified of their test results, typically within 24 hours."

Camp: “MU Health Care is preparing for an increase in our testing capacity. In the event that we need to do those tests to serve our community, we will be ready.”

McCuien: I'm Pate McCuien, with a Spotlight on Mizzou.

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