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.

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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.