Quote: "To support the increasing positivity rates in local communities, as well as supporting testing during the emergence of the Omicron variant. In doing so, we're expanding hours at our clinics and supporting outbreaks that our clients are experiencing with more frequent testing at their locations. Those locations can range from airports to private businesses. We're going to support the 24/7 schedule as long as we need to.", says Gaurav Mohindra, Director of Business Development & Partnerships at Northshore Clinical Labs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused havoc around the world, bringing several changes along with it. Most of the population worldwide is still wondering if we'll ever get back to how life used to be before the pandemic outbreak. With new variations emerging every other day, it can be difficult for people to think of optimistic scenarios that the pandemic will be over soon. However, thanks to heroic actions conducted by healthcare workers from around the world, we can see some light at the end of the tunnel. And, two of the tools that can help our world get back to normal soon are testing and vaccinations.
This is where experts from Northshore Clinical Labs must be praised for their continuous hard work to have a significant contribution to ending the pandemic soon.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Northshore Clinical Labs is a full-service clinical laboratory providing pathology services, molecular diagnosis, and immunology testing. In 2020, Omar Hussain took over all operations in early 2020.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lab has been providing three types of testing services to help communities fight against the pandemic: asymptomatic testing, symptomatic testing, and quarantine testing.
What makes Northshore Clinical Lab unique is that they offer the same level of service for all of their testing. This approach to testing is advantageous and innovative for two good reasons: costs are kept low as one team does everything from start to finish, and the test results are completely accurate with no mistakes. Besides that, the lab's capacity for work is impressive, conducting over 20,000 COVID tests nearly daily across the nation.
Now, the team from Northshore Clinical Labs shows a genuine and incredible commitment to making testing as accessible as possible and have a major contribution to ending the global health crisis. More specifically, since the week of Thanksgiving, Northshore Clinical Lab locations started maintaining 24/7 open hours since Thanksgiving.
The demand for COVID tests stays high
It's difficult to predict when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, especially with new variants of the virus emerging so rapidly. Even if vaccination rates around the world are starting to look promising, there is still a real battle the entire world must fight against the virus. And, one of the most crucial ways to do that is to test as much as possible to minimize the spread of the virus.
Now, while taking COVID-19 tests in public hospitals is a good option, public facilities can't face this challenge alone. They are both overwhelmed by the colossal workload related to treating COVID patients and have limited testing capabilities.
This is where private facilities like Northshore Clinical Labs step in to provide their support with better equipment, dedicated staff, personalized services, and increased testing capabilities.
With demand for COVID tests remaining high, Northshore Clinical Lab professionals have made a brave and heroic decision: to provide even more support in terms of COVID-19 testing and to vaccinate throughout the country.
How is Northshore Clinical Lab planning to do that? The high-capacity laboratory has expanded its operating hours to provide even more support when and where needed. More precisely, the laboratory's facilities now operate 24/7, administering tens of thousands of tests daily across the United States in various locations, from nursing homes to colleges, schools, corporations, churches, summer camps, and community clinics. "To support the increasing positivity rates in local communities, as well as supporting testing during the emergence of the Omicron variant. In doing so, we're expanding hours at our clinics and supporting outbreaks that our clients are experiencing with more frequent testing at their locations. Those locations can range from airports to private businesses. We're going to support the 24/7 schedule as long as we need to.", says Gaurav Mohindra, Director of Business Development & Partnerships at Northshore Clinical Labs.
Northshore Clinical Labs's fight against the pandemic
Driven by a very competent leadership team, Northshore Clinical Lab is making the impossible become possible. Omar Hussain is a leader in the healthcare industry, and his contribution to leveling up Northshore's operations are easy to spot. Hussain has a very vast background in his industry. He is also the founder of Curis Healthcare, a medical device company that manufactures and distributes medical devices for inpatient and outpatient markets. By redefining Northshore Clinical Labs, Omar Hussain is expected to bring innovative patient care practices to the market.
The Northshore Clinical Lab facilities are equipped with state-of-art computer and communication systems that allow rapid transmission of the results to client physicians. In addition, the laboratory also brings innovation to the table by maintaining a broad menu of routine and esoteric clinical assays.
Where are these tests being done?
One aspect that was quickly noticed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic was the fact that certain areas can be hotbeds for infection. The entire world learned that an outbreak is devastating to an already health-compromised person. So, quick and accurate testing can help healthcare experts evaluate the situation and determine the best course of action to protect as many people as possible. Therefore, Northshore Clinical Lab has worked hard to broaden its testing capabilities, including the locations where it can offer testing support. Currently, the laboratory is testing in:
Local pop-up facilities (be it parking lots, strip malls, etc.)
Besides increased testing capabilities and operations, Northshore Clinical Lab is also a reliable ally in vaccine administration operations. The lab has a tactical partnership with the Chicago Department of Health concerning vaccines, offering expert COVID-19 vaccine administration services at no cost.
Northshore Clinical Lab and all the experts behind it are supporting the entire country and its people to better control the spread of the deadly pandemic, promising to continue so for as long as they are needed.