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1 2 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 2 0 W hen it became clear there was a severe shortage of COVID-19 testing kits in our area, we decided to build our own with a team of volunteers at our newly opened out- patient surgery center. Each kit consisted of a swab, a 10 or 15 milliliter test tube to hold the swab sample, the chemical solution that preserves the sample until it can be tested at a lab, two biohazard bags, labels for the tube and testing instructions. You can read a more detailed account of the process we used to make the in-house COVID-19 test- ASSEMBLY LINE Make Your Own COVID-19 Testing Kits NOT ALONE Staff volunteers at Allegheny Health Network found strength in each other while facing the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak. Allegheny Health Network Ideas Work That

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