15+ Year Member
- Jul 29, 2004
You are blaming big academia for Quest and Labcorp running out of capacity?
Q and LC haven’t failed us. Both companies have been steadily ramping up capacity at an amazing pace while several labs crapped out (ARUP). Along the way the direct communication between the White House and LCs & Q’s CEO staved off PAMA cuts for a year. What more do you want them to do?You are blaming big academia for Quest and Labcorp running out of capacity?
Most of the large academic centers are doing their own testing and not having as much of a problem keeping up. Maybe that's not true down south though, I don't know.
What are you even basing that on? Most big academic centers don't have unlimited space/money/staff to just add capacity rapidly for whole new lines of testing. There's no free huge warehouse to put row after row of covid testing machines, nor is there magic capital floating around to buy the new machines, hire the new techs, etc etc. What lab universe do you live in??Big Academia should have been ramping up PCR testing as much as possible to help supply each state with ample tests. Big Government should have made sure the supply chains did not go through “JINA” for essential medical supplies.