Nearly 50% of US Labs Still Do Not Have Supplies for COVID-19 Testing, Reports AACC, Edgeworth Survey
A new survey of U.S. clinical laboratories conducted in partnership between the AACC and Edgeworth Analytics has found that nearly half of all responding labs still do not have the supplies they need to run COVID-19 tests. AACC presented these findings to the White House Coronavirus Task Force today in a letter that calls on the federal government to take a more active role in alleviating this problem, so that labs can increase their testing capacity in the midst of the virus’s latest surge.
AACC partnered Edgeworth Analytics to determine the full extent of these supply shortages and how they are changing as the pandemic progresses, in the hopes that this information can help guide the federal government’s response. So far, AACC and Edgeworth have surveyed clinical labs across the U.S. about this issue during three different time periods: May 1-24, June 1-5, and June 24-July 6. The results show a troubling trend—namely, that supply shortages have persisted over the last few months.
Learn more about the survey and its findings in AACC’s press release here.