5 lessons learned from
COVID-19 sample accessioning

How clinical labs can keep up with accurate testing at scale

Lessons on sample accessioning and processing at clinical labs during a pandemic ebook

How clinical labs can improve sample accessioning and processing for Coronavirus testing

In this ebook, we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic uprooted the normal supply and demand patterns for public health and testing labs and the key takeaways we’ve learned over the last few months. As the critical need for reliable SARS-CoV-2 tests swelled to an unprecedented scale, the gaps and vulnerabilities were swiftly exposed in the sample accessioning workflows such as:

    • Sample prioritisation
    • How to manage and interpret various sample types
    • The limitations of closed testing systems
    • Determining the right level of test sensitivity

Infectious disease expert Dr. Nischay Mishra of the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Columbia University Medical Center provides insight for next steps in how to improve sample processing and reduce accessioning burden.