As we brace for the demands of the growing pandemic, maintaining clean spaces is more of a priority than ever. Getting clean spaces set up quickly to deal with the rising laboratory needs is paramount. With the need for more coronavirus testing comes the need for more testing facilities and mobile labs. Fast construction allows you to quickly set up temporary wall systems and deployable shelters that can help with the rising need for medical and laboratory facilities. Modular cleanroom systems are already used to build USP 797 and 800 compliant compounding rooms at hospitals across the country, making them ideal for creating isolation rooms, temporary walls or deployable shelters in a quick, clean manner.
Many of our manufacturers are able to meet a deadline within a week of ordering. Quick ship Modular buildings come in 30 different standard sizes. They contain fire and sound panels, framed A/C cutouts, and pre-engineered modular wire-in systems. With the spread of Coronavirus happening quickly; clean, fast installation is important.
Chemical fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, biological safety cabinets, and ductless fume hoods are some of the equipment we can get to you with quick turnaround. Class II Biosafety Cabinets are an ideal choice for handling Coronavirus samples because they provide 3 levels of protection: personnel protection (the user), product protection (the sample), and environmental protection (the laboratory).
If your laboratory is expecting to receive samples of COVID-19, the first thing to do is check with your Environmental Health and Safety Officer. They will make sure your facility is prepared to handle suspected and confirmed samples. If you already handle samples of other pathenogenic viruses, then your lab is most likely already equipped to handle SARS-CoV-2 samples. With the demand for Coronavirus testing much higher than other illnesses, it is possible you will need to create more testing space, which may result in a mobile laboratory. Always check with your local health official to be sure you are doing this correctly.
Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms are used in hospitals, medical centers, and mobile or temporary lab setups. They prevent cross-contaminations and airborne infections from spreading throughout the facility (Portafab). Because of the nature of fast spreading illnesses, like COVID-19, isolation rooms can be setup quickly in any medical facility or mobile lab. The key characteristics are: Well-sealed rooms with proper ventilation and HEPA filters capable of removing particles, directed airflow that filters air into one side of the room and exits on the other side, and back-up ventilation equipment. Isolation rooms are pre-engineered and manufactured offsite. This means they are quick, dustless, clean installations with self-closing doors. If you’re facility is in need of an airborne infection isolation room, contact us today and one of our solutions experts can help make sure you follow the strict guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Amid the need for more facilities and laboratories, there’s also the need to keep your current space safe and clean. While it’s important to disinfect your space often, it’s equally as important to do it correctly. Learn more about disinfectants that are approved by the EPA and safe to use on your surfaces.
These statements are only recommendations for setting up a mobile lab facility for infectious disease testing. For official information on coronavirus visit the CDC or WHO. For additional testing facility information visit our partner’s sites: Labconco, Portafab, or the CDC’s website on guidance for interim laboratories.