Amidst this pandemic, researchers at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation had to find a way to keep their labs open and working safely.
Each week, 300-plus OMRF employees are tested for Covid-19 using a process developed by foundation scientists.
Researchers with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation teamed up with OU Medicine to come up with a way to create a test right here in our state.
Rapid tests allow for quicker results but aren’t always as accurate as the “gold standard” PCR option.
The idea was created when testing materials were in short supply at the beginning of the pandemic.
When Covid-19 hit Oklahoma, the state had only minimal testing options available. OMRF and OU joined forces to change that.