Posted March 24, 2021

‘A continuous effort’: How Temple’s COVID-19 testing program was built

When brand name testing equipment and kits became difficult to find, Temple developed its own testing protocol using generic equivalents. 

A technician holding a tray of COVID-19 testing sample vials.
Photography By: 
Joseph V. Labolito
The testing program was a universitywide collaboration involving dozens of members of Temple’s community, from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine to Student and Employee Health Services and Information Technology Services.
How Temple's COVID-19 testing program was built
The result of months of work, the program includes multiple testing sites, the university's own specially developed testing kits and process and a new testing lab.

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