GENETWORx Laboratories has announced accelerated testing times of only 8-12 hours on average for molecular diagnostic, or PCR testing, of COVID-19 specimens at its new mobile laboratories. The company launched its first mobile laboratory on the east coast in November and the second is opening this week in Phoenix, Arizona. GENETWORx already performs COVID-19 PCR testing on millions of patient samples at its extensive Richmond, Virginia area laboratory with turnaround times of 36-48 hours on average.
“As businesses, state governments, and colleges return to work and school, the need for even quicker COVID-19 testing continues to grow so we invested in fully equipped state-of-the-art mobile laboratories to meet this need,” said Brian O’Neill, chairman of GENETWORx Laboratories. “Since our PCR tests are already in the 99th percentile for accuracy, it is a huge breakthrough to produce molecular testing at accelerated 12-hour turnaround times,” he said.
O’Neill stated that the East Coast mobile laboratory in Woodbridge, New Jersey, which opened in November 2020, has had great success with performing COVID-19 testing for clients with patients from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.