ELC Enhancing Detection: Maryland Testing Plan   [open pdf - 557KB]

From the Document: "Expanded testing capacity is one of the four pillars of Governor Hogan's Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. Maryland is pursuing a four-pronged approach for increasing its state-wide laboratory testing capacity towards the short-term goal of sustaining more than 10,000 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction ()-based COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] tests a day, and expanding to 20,000 tests a day: 1. Expanding internal state public health lab (SPHL) capacity; 2. Creating partnerships with commercial and academic labs to enhance use of their capacity; 3. Pursuing other strategic opportunities through work with manufacturers of point-of-care testing systems to clarify how to best deploy safe and accurate diagnostic systems, coordination with private hospital laboratories, and pursuing a White House offer to make use of Maryland-based federal laboratories; and 4. Laying the foundation for a statewide serological-test-based survey to estimate the prevalence of prior COVID-19 infection in the state. Maryland's SPHL has a daily capacity of 970 tests. Work is currently in progress to acquire, adapt and/or outfit the following analytical platforms to significantly increase current SPHL capacity."

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