Six-months in: COVID-19 & LIS

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Six-months in: COVID-19 & LIS

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If you’ve survived the first six months of 2020, congratulations! You have likely faced the most challenging season of  your career, and (if we’re being honest) it’s nowhere near over.

By the numbers alone, clinical, government, and commercial labs in the U.S. have risen to meet testing volumes never before imagined. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between the first of March and the end of June, nearly 20 million COVID-19 tests were processed.

Beyond skyrocketing caseloads, lab managers have faced severe supply chain interruptions, untested assays, shifting
and ambiguous personnel policies, shortages of qualified techs, implementation of remote facilities, coming up-to speed
(and training staff) on new equipment/tests, and erratic direction from their administrations. And there’s more.

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