In the past few weeks, we have been getting phone calls daily on how to start up Temporary Sites/Mobile COVID testing lab. The popularity of Temporary Sites/Mobile testing is driven by the increasing number of FDA EUA point of care testing options and the need to improve access to COVID-19 testing especially for return to work and safe reopening. Here are some advantages in starting up Temporary Sites/Mobile COVID testing labs.
Startup: We had helped labs obtain CLIA certification and complete setup Temporary Sites/Mobile COVID testing lab in less than one week.
Supplies: Testing supplies can be obtained within 1-2 week. We had contact with distributors that can help your lab, obtain both waived antigen and antibody test kit.
Reimbursement: We had helped labs gaining access to reimbursement through government programs and private insurances.
The holiday season and the rising case of COVID-19 had increased demand for testing, which created opportunities for Temporary Sites/Mobile COVID labs. But the window of opportunity to COVID-19 testing lab is not going to be here for long, the COVID-19 vaccine has been submitted for FDA EUA approval and the recent FDA approval of at home COVID-19 testing means likely the mobile testing market would only be demanded until around spring/summer of next year.
If you are an entrepreneur wanting to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, give us a call 909-294-8890 or email CLIALabConsultant@gmail.com for a consultation.
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Michael Yu, MS, MBA, MLS(ASCP)
Michael is the founder and owner of CLIA Lab Consultant where he provides consultation to laboratories and companies world-wide for startup and lab regulations, reimbursement, and testing strategies.