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COVID-19 Testing and Tracking Lab Information Management System

Key Results:

Processed 55501 Tests 4,000 Members Tested < 1% Positivity Rate

Client

George Washington University partnered with Speridian Technologies to develop a high throughput Lab Information Management System (LIMS) for COVID-19 testing.

George Washington University established in 1821 is the largest research university in
Washington, DC. The George Washington University (GWU) is home to approximately 70 research centers and institutes that contribute to the university’s missions of discovery, scholarship and service.

Challenge

COVID-19 pandemic shut down all businesses and educational institutions in Washington D.C. and around the country. GWU aimed to open safely and responsibly in the fall semester of 2020 for a restricted number of students and employees. GWU Public Health Lab (GWU PHL) was setup and a massive testing protocol was rolled out.

GWU PHL required an efficient and accurate Lab Information Management System (LIMS) that could be scaled to process thousands of COVID-19 tests per day. Various Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solutions were explored however no vendor was ready to deliver a high throughput solution.

Speridian Technologies was selected to develop a custom solution due to its expertise with Amazon Web Service (AWS), Systems Integration and Custom Application Development. Speridian Technologies committed to launching a finished and tested solution within a tight timeline of under 30 days all the while adhering to the limitations and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Solution

Speridian successfully developed a customized Lab Information Management System that met requirements and exceeded expectations.

Built on Angular JS and AWS Cloud, the custom application was designed to capture, detect, and process the selected samples to increase testing efficiency & accuracy.

Results

  • User friendly interfaces
  • Fast accessioning barcode scanning
  • Viral testing and serology workflows
  • Controls inclusion capabilities
  • Integration with third-party applications
  • Analytics reporting

Customer Testimonial

The rapid delivery of the LIMS solution by Speridian enabled us to meet timelines and launch our COVID-19 testing on schedule.

To date we have processed 55501 tests since the launch of the GWU Public Health Lab in August 2020 for approximately 4,000 members of the GWU community.

With the help of Speridian’s support team we keep the lab up and running 16 hours a day, 6 days a week. The effective testing and contact tracing have helped the university maintain a positivity rate of less than 1%.

George Washington University – Spokesperson

Speridian’s partnership with GWU helped slow the spread of virus effectively and established a system to save lives and reduce healthcare costs.

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