A medical testing lab in Williston is playing an assisting role in the fight against COVID-19, and will soon get even more directly involved. MedScan Williston’s sister-lab Altru Diagnostics in Houston, Texas, has gotten very busy conducting 1,200 COVID-19 tests every day, so Williston is taking on some important, long-distance work.
Williston’s MedScan lab gets about 450 blood and urine samples delivered every day from all over the country, which is actually about 50% less than what they were receiving before the pandemic.
Altru Diagnostics CEO Dr. Jesse Howard said, “The doctors’ offices across the country have essentially shut-down. So, that lab is getting a lot less business, but it’s actually been a saving-grace.”
That means they can take on some of the Texas Altru lab’s regular work.