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OSU Stillwater Lab Assists with COVID-19 Test Analysis

OSU Stillwater Lab Assists with COVID-19 Test Analysis
Posted at 2:13 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 15:25:29-04

The OSU Stillwater campus is assisting with COVID-19 test analysis.

The test samples are being taken by health care professionals and sent to the OSU lab for processing.

After getting the needed supplies, they are able to analyze approximately ten thousand COVID-19 tests.

“Oklahoma State University has done incredible work to quickly find innovative ways to help our state significantly increase its COVID-19 testing capacity,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “Secretary Shrum has been an invaluable member of my Governor’s Solution Task Force, and I commend President Hargis and her for answering the call to help their fellow Oklahomans.”

Dr. Kenneth Sewell, vice president for research at OSU, says "We will be able to test hundreds of samples in an eight-hour shift,” he said. “If necessary, our lab can increase our capability to additional shifts."

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