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April 1, 2020

Volunteer lab network launches to expand UK Covid-19 testing

By Chloe Kent

A voluntary laboratory network has launched to expand Covid-19 testing for key workers in the UK.

The Covid-19 Volunteer Testing Network, started by Systems Biology Laboratory (SBL) founder and serial entrepreneur Mike Fischer, will help small laboratories convert to run antigen testing and identify Covid-19 cases among local healthcare workers.

Some of the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machines in university and healthcare settings have already been requisitioned by the UK government, but thousands of small laboratories with the right equipment are not being used.

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