AACC launches directory of U.S. Labs that are performing COVID-19 testing

March 24, 2020

To facilitate rapid identification of COVID-19 cases, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has launched a directory of U.S. clinical laboratories that are, or will be, performing testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This directory is designed to help healthcare providers quickly find laboratories that can diagnose patients suspected to have COVID-19.

Due to a perfect storm of obstacles ranging from cumbersome and unnecessary regulations to supply shortages, labs are still struggling to ramp up testing to the levels needed to contain the virus’ spread and ensure that all patients get essential care. In the meantime, reports continue to abound of people struggling to get COVID-19 tests when they need them.

To help providers facing this dilemma, AACC has created the AACC COVID-19 Testing Directory. This directory currently contains the contact information for 40 labs located in 25 states across the country that are, or will soon be, performing and accepting orders for SARS-CoV-2 testing. Providers can easily search the directory by state to find the lab closest to them. Additionally, AACC hopes that the directory will accelerate the creation of more SARS-CoV-2 tests by enabling labs to find and share information with colleagues who already have functioning tests. AACC will continue to update the directory as more labs enroll.

AACC has the announcement.

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