SciLifeLab prepares for large-scale Covid-19 screening

2020-04-28

System developers at SciLifeLab in Uppsala have adapted the IT systems required for large-scale Covid-19 screening.

Large-scale Covid-19 screening is essential for securing societally important functions, for example to determine whether infected employees must be isolated or can continue working. The task at hand, as well as the number of tests to be performed is extensive. On behalf of the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten), several groups are now working in parallel to create the necessary workflows that will enable large-scale Covid-19 testing in Sweden.

The goal is to perform 5000 Covid-19 tests per day when the operation is fully up and running.  The IT system plays a key role for quality assurance and standardization of the laboratory workflows, which also includes automated interpretation of the results, and further reporting the results back to the healthcare system.

Written by: Magnus Alsne

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