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Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 has become a serious challenge for public health, economy and social life in Europe and other regions of the world. To flatten the curve of new infections, not only social distancing and restrictions in public life but also fast and reliable testing plays an essential role.

As a leading provider of medical diagnostic services, SYNLAB is fulfilling its special responsibility in this challenging situation for the healthcare systems and the people in the various countries we are operating in. SYNLAB proactively partners with the competent authorities in order to support them with our medical expertise.

We are leveraging our diagnostics capabilities to support countries in the fight against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Recent medical releases

Below you can find examples of SYNLAB's engagement across Europe and beyond highlighting the Group's contribution in the fight against the virus.

15.04.2020

Estonia: In the coming days, five district centres will open test point "drive-ins"

In the next days in Paja, Rwevere, Lapapsal, Lygeva and Valge, drive-in testing points are being released.

Category: SARS-CoV-2
13.04.2020

Finland: SYNLAB Finland to test samples also in Helsinki

SYNLAB Finland starts to test also in Helsinki on Tuesday

Category: SARS-CoV-2
07.04.2020

Spain: Testing methods. General information.

Appearance in the most watched news in Spain, Informativos T5.

Category: SARS-CoV-2
06.04.2020

Ecuador: 250 Covid-19 tests will be carried out from today. SYNLAB Quito is responsible for conducting the tests.

A coordinated work between District 10D01 of the Ministry of Health and the Municipality of Ibarra allowed the acquisition of a total of 250 Covid-19 tests, which will be applied, in its entirety, to people who are within the …

Category: SARS-CoV-2
05.04.2020

Portugal: Portugal is the ideal height to test the immunity of the population

Portugal analyses the ideal time to test the immunity of their population. Laura Brum, a virologist at SYNLAB and the University of Medical Sciences, believes that this type of testing should be done in every country. Fernando …

Category: SARS-CoV-2

We are leveraging our diagnostics capabilities to support countries in the fight against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. SYNLAB has continuously expanded its testing capacity for SARS-CoV-2 and continues to expand it in order to best meet the growing demand. We are working very closely with our suppliers to ensure the continuity of our stocks. At the same time, we are constantly optimising the use of resources in our laboratory network in order to guarantee a maximum number of tests.

However, test capacities are not unlimited. It is therefore important that everybody adheres to the guidelines of public health authorities (such as WHO or Robert-Koch-Institute) as well as the official orders and guidelines of national governments and the European Union. On top of increasing our current testing capacity we are also engaged in developing the next generation of tests which would significantly improve the number of tests that can be done or provide quicker results.

We have 1,300 doctors and scientists fully engaged to ensure continuity of service, together with our patient facing employees, our laboratory technicians, logistics teams and our support functions. We are in a position to maintain our full offering of tests.  We have contingency and business continuity plans in place and are not only closely monitoring the dissemination of the virus but especially potential restrictions imposed by authorities. SYNLAB will take appropriate measures if necessary and depending on the individual situation in the countries we are operating in.