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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.

24.03.2020

France:

Public hospitals rely on companies such as SYNLAB to test samples in France

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23.03.2020

Switzerland:

In Lucerne, SYNLAB Switzerland opened a drive-in collection point for samples.

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18.03.2020

Germany:

To reduce the threat of a potential infection to medical staff at a doctor’s office, SYNLAB has established a “drive-in” testing facility in Trier, Germany. 

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13.03.2020

Germany:

SYNLAB sets up test containers in Leverkusen, Germany, which can be accessed only with medical referral.

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04.03.2020

Germany:

Testing only 9 SARS-CoV-2 samples in January, SYNLAB in Weiden, Germany, was testing 600 samples every day three weeks ago. The lab is testing several thousand samples now and is further scaling capacities.

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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.