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Scaling Up: 0 to 5,000 Samples a Day in Response to COVID-19

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 30, 2020)
Presented by JP Canner, PhD, NRCC
Implementing a scalable process is critical to meet the high demand of SARS-CoV-2 molecular testing. This talk will discuss the process of transitioning a previously manual testing procedure to a semi-automated process while maintaining key quality assurance checkpoints.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Asses skill sets in candidates from diverse training backgrounds.
  2. Identify bottlenecks in a system process
  3. Discuss implementing scalable quality assurance programs

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of General/Administration will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.