Sunday, Sep 24, 2023

20-Minute Health Talk

 20-Minute Health Talk

In addition to Covid case counts, the need for testing has skyrocketed since the arrival of the omicron variant. With demand outpacing supply throughout most of December and January, labs nation wide have struggled to keep up. Dwayne Breining, MD, executive director of Northwell Health Labs, shares how his team was able to double their testing capacity using a new technology called LabGold. He explores how this highly reliable, low-cost testing platform — capable of processing up to 100,000 specimens per day — could help labs across the country quickly scale when facing a public health crisis like Covid-19.

Listen to the full episode:


01:01 - Responding to the omicron variant
01:40 - A new type of PCR test
03:24 - Rolling out LabGold
04:41 - A scalable test sampling system
06:46 - Addressing capacity issues
08:12 - A national strategy


By: Northwell Health
Title: A faster PCR Covid-19 test for everyone | 20-Minute Health Talk
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