Michigan Tech Opens COVID-19 Testing Lab

Setting up this 7 days, Michigan Technological University will get started testing client samples
for COVID-19, doing the job along with regional health care vendors.

With delays in testing across the country, rural and remote areas like Michigan’s
Upper Peninsula have been hard pressed to get enough checks for people. But there
is hope.

Michigan Tech has partnered with community hospitals to begin getting and testing client samples on campus to conserve physicians and health care vendors at minimum 24 hrs, and up to a 7 days, of
waiting for COVID-19 exam success. The lab has the capability to operate forty samples per
hour on two equipment, and the team has designs to develop with a lot more devices and staffing.

 Leading the Lab

Dr. Cary Gottlieb, pathologist from OSF St. Francis Medical center in Escanaba, is the lab
director. The technical prospects are Caryn Heldt and David Dixon, and

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