Level 9 After 4 503X430pxThe HSL UCL Covid-19 laboratory – also known as the ‘surge lab’ – is now fully functional having been designed, installed, tested and accredited in record time. Situated in what was until recently administrative office space, the lab will now be able to contribute an additional 10,000 daily PCR tests towards the national target.

The lab is running 24/7 with a team of around 100 operating three shifts. It utilises an innovative testing methodology pioneered by Dr Paul Grant MBE and the molecular pathology team.