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MHS LABS OFFERING PCR-BASED COVID-19 TESTING ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION
- More than 100 new jobs will be filled by end of year
- Testing capacity will increase tenfold
- Continuing to deliver COVID-19 PCR test results in 24 – 48 hours
(PITTSBURGH, PA) October 20, 2020 — MHS Labs, one of the fastest growing independent full-service clinical laboratories offering traditional, molecular, and genetic testing, announced today that it has completed a major expansion of its clinical laboratory located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania add will add more new jobs this year.
Among many other tests, MHS Labs offers COVID-19 testing using a technology called PCR (polymerase chain reaction), the most common and most accurate test for diagnosing active coronavirus infection.
“MHS Labs is a leader in quality and accurate testing so the demand for our services has increased dramatically during this pandemic. We have been ahead of the COVID-19 testing curve by investing in state-of-the-art technology, securing a supply of much needed testing kits, and hiring highly educated, skilled and trained staff,” said Sean Waters, CEO. “We fully expect to grow further because our business model of providing top notch high-complexity testing, rapid turnaround time, and personalized service is valued by customers. This expansion will allow MHS Labs to not only increase throughput but also increase our menu of pathogen testing panels.”
“MHS Labs can not only provide clients with testing supplies, the lab is versatile and can process most testing kits on the market, a service not offered by national labs. We have been working 24/7 to meet our customers’ expectations with COVID-19 PCR test results within 24 hours in most cases,” said Richard Balazs, COO. “We know patients, especially those at-risk who are often seniors in long-term care facilities, depend on us for speed and accuracy so they can be treated expeditiously.”
Due to the expansion, there are currently more than 25 open positions that include molecular technologists, patient registration specialists, processors, and molecular laboratory assistants, among others. MHS Labs welcomes applicants at www.MHSLabs.net.
MHS Labs phlebotomists regularly serve nursing home patients in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, and pick up specimens early in the day to offer the provider some results by afternoon. Couriers also pick up specimens at client locations such as physician offices, hospitals, schools, and businesses. The services of MHS Labs will continue to help reduce the burden on emergency rooms.
Under new management since 2018 and restructured in early 2020, MHS Labs is authorized to perform testing across the United States.
About MHS Labs
Under new management since 2018, MHS Labs is among the fastest growing independent clinical laboratories delivering the latest in modern technology in traditional molecular and genetic testing as well as premium, high-touch customer service to hundreds of clients that include hospitals, physician offices, skilled/non-skilled nursing facilities, schools, and corporations. Established in 1993 and based in Pittsburgh, MHS Labs is certified by CLIA, NY and CAP and is authorized to perform testing in all fifty states. Our model benefits providers and their patients as it simplifies diagnostic medical testing, offers the most competitive pricing, and alleviates complexities, delays, and bureaucracy. For more information, please visit https://MHSLabs.net/
About COVID-19 testing by MHS Labs
MHS Labs offers COVID-19 PCR, COVID-19 antibody, and respiratory pathogens panel tests with accurate results in 24-48 hours, a critical differentiator in treating patients. MHS Labs can serve patients with or without insurance. MHS Labs’ foresight has ensured that clients have testing supplies. MHS Labs also has advanced equipment that can perform tests from most extraction kits. Our experienced, responsive, and compassionate lab personnel, phlebotomists, couriers, and leadership are dedicated to superior customer service. MHS Labs offers testing Monday – Friday; 8am – 4:30pm at the Monroeville Patient Service Center, 200 James Place, Monroeville, PA; 412-372-2035. Appointments are recommended.
For details: https://MHSLabs.net/