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Ideas That Work: Assembly Line
Make Your Own COVID-19 Testing Kits
OSD Staff
Publish Date: July 13, 2020   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
NOT ALONE Staff volunteers at Allegheny Health Network found strength in each other while facing the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak.   |   Allegheny Health Network

When it became clear there was a severe shortage of COVID-19 testing kits in our area, we decided to build our own with a team of volunteers at our newly opened outpatient surgery center.

Each kit consisted of a swab, a 10 or 15 milliliter test tube to hold the swab sample, the chemical solution that preserves the sample until it can be tested at a lab, two biohazard bags, labels for the tube and testing instructions. You can read a more detailed account of the process we used to make the in-house COVID-19 testing kits here: osmag.net/YBehR3.

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