Laboratory diagnostics

"Molecular tests are pivotal in combating the COVID-19 pandemic"

6 min
Published on October 28, 2020

The central laboratory of the Niels-Stensen-Kliniken group in Osnabrück wasted no time in setting up its own test facilities for the molecular detection of SARS-CoV-2. We spoke with Michael Erren, MD, Head of the Institute for Laboratory Medicine about his strategy and the importance of diagnostic molecular testing in fighting the pandemic.

Michael Erren, MD, head of the Institute for Laboratory Medicine in Osnabrück.
The automated VERSANT kPCR extraction module.
Michael Erren, MD, evaluates the analysis results for SARS-CoV-2 using the amplification and detection module of the PCR device.