COVID-19 Testing and Tracking Lab Information Management System
Processed 55501 Tests • 4,000 Members Tested • < 1% Positivity Rate
George Washington University partnered with Speridian Technologies to develop a high throughput Lab Information Management System (LIMS) for COVID-19 testing.
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.
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.
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.
- User friendly interfaces
- Fast accessioning barcode scanning
- Viral testing and serology workﬂows
- Controls inclusion capabilities
- Integration with third-party applications
- Analytics reporting
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.