Centre for Diagnostics becomes a Covid-19 test facility

A case story about how the Centre can scale up quickly using our expertise within high-throughput technology PCR testing (SARS-CoV-2)

In April 2020, Centre for Diagnostics reorganized part of the laboratories to testing Covid-19 samples, and became an important partner especially for hospitals in the Capital Region, and for Aalborg and Slagelse Hospital. The Centre geared up to analyse 10,000 PCR samples per day. As of August 31, 2021, the Centre had analysed 1,252,855 test responses that were part of SSI's ongoing Covid-19 monitoring. The test facility is still running as of today. 

In January 2021, the collaboration agreement with the Danish Regions' covid group was extended to also test all positive samples found in the pipeline, for all known and emerging covid variants. The Centre set up a sequencing pipeline in the Covid facility over a weekend and reported on covid vairants on the following Monday.

The pipeline included registration and full sample tracking from sample arrival until results were exported. Both the regular Covid-19 diagnostics and sequencing of the covid variants took place in the Centre around the clock, 7 days a week, and were performed by a team of approx. 50 employees. 


Covid19 test pipeline at Centre for Diagnostics

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