It’s National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, and this year Augusta University’s laboratory workers deserve a special shout out as they work long hours behind the scenes in the fight against COVID-19.
There is an unsung group of heroes behind the scenes hard at work to process COVID-19 tests as quickly as possible.
The Georgia Esoteric and Molecular Laboratory at the Medical College of Georgia Department of Pathology is now offering a new coronavirus test with expanded capacity to the entire state.
“We want patients and physicians in our community to have timely access to information that will ultimately benefit us all by helping limit spread of the virus,” says Dr. Ravindra Kolhe, director of the GEM Lab.
Augusta University leadership discussed the first two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus, as well as what the enterprise is doing to protect its students, patients, faculty, staff and the community.
An MCG lab has been designated to help with patient testing for a trial assessing the effectiveness of targeting cancer-causing gene changes rather than cancer type.