Virginia Tech COVID-19 testing lab reaches milestone

Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 11:24 PM EDT
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Last month marked a milestone for the COVID-19 testing analysis lab.

The 100,000th sample arrived on March 11, and as of last Friday, the lab has processed 113,031 samples.

After getting permission from the Food and Drug Administration under Emergency Use Authorization, it has been able to expand to test samples from across Southwest Virginia.

The director says the milestone was an emotional moment but we really can’t spend time reflecting on it — that they must keep moving.

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