A collaboration between the University of Wolverhampton and Black Country Pathology Services has led to the successful opening of a Covid LAMP (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification) testing facility at NHS Royal Wolverhampton Trust’s New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

The National School of Healthcare Science, Institute of Biomedical Science and Royal College of Pathologists worked collaboratively with NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop a framework to train students to test thousands of samples from asymptomatic individuals in an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 within four Black Country NHS hospital trusts.

Frontline NHS staff fighting the virus are being protected because of early diagnosis of Covid positive cases, breaking the transmission chain.

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