** Since the publishing of this article, we have increased production capacity from 10,000 test kits per day to 150,000 test kits per day **
GREENVILLE, S.C. (WIS) – One of the biggest criticisms that leading health officials — both in South Carolina and across the nation — have faced about their response to COVID-19 is the lack of testing in the early stages of the pandemic.
Now, many doctors’ offices and hospitals in the Palmetto State have said they can’t test more people because they don’t have enough tests. But many private manufacturers, including CPT Medical in Greenville, have been working to change this.
Every day, employees at CPT Medical walk into a sterile packing room wearing a gown, gloves, mask, and hair net where they pack about 10,000 test kits.
“It’s been very busy,” Teresa Wilson, an employee at CPT Medical said.
Wilson leads the team of CPT employees that have packed over 150,000 COVID-19 test kits over the last month.
“Most people can do about 500 to 700 kits a day,” Wilson said.
The kits have been going to hospitals and doctors’ offices right in the Midlands and across the state and country.
** To read full article featured April 9, 2020 on WISTV, please visit: https://www.wistv.com/2020/04/09/sc-test-kit-packing-center-tops-over-kits-sent-out-sc-nationwide/