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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.

02.04.2020

Estonia: Hospitals in Estonia to roll out faster coronavirus tests in coming weeks

In the coming weeks, nine hospitals in Estonia will roll out faster tests in their emergency medicine departments to detect the COVID-19 virus when hospitalizing patients; the tests are expected to provide results within an hour.

Category: SARS-CoV-2
30.03.2020

Italy: SYNLAB as a partner for Public regional authority

Drive-in swabs: with SYNLAB 2.000 tests per day. Il laboratorio SYNLAB di Calenzano a fianco di Regione Toscana per l'esecuzione di 2.000 tamponi COVID-19 al giorno.

Category: SARS-CoV-2
26.03.2020

Germany: SYNLAB Weiden produces 5000 Corona PCR tests per day

SYNLAB Weiden produces 5000 Corona PCR tests per day and is continuing to expand its capacities.

Category: SARS-CoV-2
26.03.2020

Slovakia:

Slovakia has limited test capacities but SYNLAB as one of the private testing partners could help to further scale capacities.

Category: SARS-CoV-2
26.03.2020

France: SYNLAB set up a "drive-in" screening facility in Lorraine, France.

SYNLAB set up a "drive-in" screening facility in Lorraine, France.

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.