UCD Students Mobilised for COVID-19 Testing

UCD Students Mobilised for COVID-19 Testing

Dr Nicola Fletcher, Ad Astra Fellow in UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, is training UCD students to handle and process swab samples in preparation for a significant upscaling of COVID-19 testing over the coming weeks.

The students will be deployed to help with testing in the laboratory of veterinary diagnostics company Enfer Group in Co. Kildare, which has been repurposed as a COVID-19 test centre. Once fully operational, the lab will have the capacity to test at least 10,000 samples every day.