Wichita State and Sedgwick County partner for COVID-19 testing
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Wichita State and Sedgwick County partner for COVID-19 testing by WSU Strategic Communications. -- WSU News, August 14, 2020
Thursday the Sedgwick County Commission took a giant step forward against the spread of COVID-19 by partnering with Wichita State University’s new Molecular Diagnostic Lab (MDL) to increase lab testing capacity for nasopharyngeal swab testing and saliva testing. The Wichita area has no other high-volume test labs. Rather, many Sedgwick County samples are sent to out-of-state labs, with processing being both costly and slow. The MDL expects to offer 24-hour turnaround on both nasopharyngeal swab test and saliva test results – all delivered through a patient digital portal – in order to get residents back to school and work faster and to keep our economy open.