Stanford Pathology in the News

Stanford’s test for COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, is rapidly expanding capacity to serve patients in the Bay Area and beyond. Researchers hope to soon be able to process more than 1,000 tests per day.

Stanford Pathology News

Benjamin Pinsky is medical director of the Stanford Clinical Biology Laboratory.
Steve Fisch

The Stanford Clinical Virology Laboratory now tests hundreds of patient samples each day from around the Bay Area and beyond for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus sweeping the globe.

Within the next week, the lab hopes to be able to conduct more than 1,000 tests per day. Results are typically delivered within 24 hours. 

“We are tapping into the rich resources of Stanford University and Stanford Health Care to scale up our capacity as quickly as possible...