Rapid POCT is being used to help address the COVID-19 testing backlog and speed turnaround times. Although the lesser sensitivity and specificity of POCT is acknowledged as an issue, its rapid turnaround time is a worthwhile trade-off in patient scenarios where speed is of the essence. Laboratory professionals are instrumental in ensuring the proper implementation and performance of POCT.
Orchard Software today announced the availability of its COVID-19 university testing software solution, designed to help universities bring their students and faculty back to school safely.
Orchard is committed to assisting public health laboratories and other laboratories that are involved in COVID-19 testing by efficiently integrating software and informatics tools that support testing workflow and by providing customer service that enables timely testing.
Laboratories across the U.S. are quickly ramping up their ability to collect, process, and test for COVID-19. The pace of new development is impressive now that testing has moved beyond the CDC and into public health, reference, hospital, and commercial l