Pathline Labs launches testing for coronavirus disease
Testing now available in New York and New Jersey
RAMSEY, NJ (April 29, 2020)—Pathline Labs, a leading provider of sub-specialized anatomic pathology, has developed Coronavirus Disease testing at its Ramsey, New Jersey facility. The tests are administered via nasal/oropharyngeal swab and can be completed with results returned in 1-2 days.
Tests are available to current Pathline clients in New York and New Jersey, with plans to expand testing to others in the area, and eventually, to clients nationwide.
“We were able to quickly pivot from our core business of providing pathology and diagnostic testing for variety of specialties, to be able to provide a highly accurate COVID-19 test,” said Frank Moser, CEO of Pathline Labs.
The New York licensed company altered operations, becoming a 24/7 COVID-19 testing facility in a few weeks. Approximately 3,300 tests can be processed per day as long as critical testing supplies remain available.
Pathline Labs Medical Director, Gregory S. Henderson, MD, PhD, oversaw the development of the Thermo Fisher COVID-19 test, which is FDA-approved with an accuracy rate of 99 percent or higher. It is a test used by reference laboratories and is allowing Pathline to conduct higher volumes of testing.
“Rapid and accurate testing is the single most important tool for helping slow the spread of this disease, and our team has moved swiftly to launch this testing for our patients and our physician clients who are on the front lines of care.” said Dr. Henderson.
Dr. Henderson is the former Vice Chairman of Outreach Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, and is the Past President of the American Pathology Foundation. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical School where he received both an MD and a PhD in immunology. He completed residencies at Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Utah and ARUP Reference Laboratories and fellowship training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a nationally recognized expert in pulmonary pathology, immunopathology, breast and gynecologic pathology.
About Pathline Labs
Headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, Pathline is a leading provider of laboratory testing services for a wide range of specialities, with exceptional support and turnaround times. Backed by a team of highly trained, board-certified pathologists and Ph.D. level scientists, its full-service pathology lab has provided diagnostic testing, information and technical services to clinical and physician labs for more than 40 years. Learn more at www.pathlinelabs.com.
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