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MAKO Medical Opens Additional COVID-19 Testing Location

North Carolina lab responds to holiday demand for safe gatherings and travel needs

December 23, 2021

MAKO Medical Laboratories, a national reference laboratory and leader in COVID-19 testing, today announced the launch of an additional drive-thru COVID-19 testing location in response to growing demands for COVID-19 testing ahead of holiday gatherings.

“We know people desperately want to see loved ones over the holidays, but we also know they want to do so safely,” said Josh Arant, Chief Operating Officer, MAKO Medical. “Our MAKO team is committed to making sure those family gatherings happen!”

Overnight the MAKO team established an additional COVID-19 drive-thru testing site with a robust team to serve citizens seeking testing results.

WHAT: PCR Testing by MAKO Medical

WHERE: Word of God Fellowship 3000 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC

WHEN: December 23; December 24; December 27

HOURS: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM



Since April 2020, MAKO Medical has processed more than 9 million COVID-19 tests utilizing RT-PCR technology and industry-leading testing assays, including the Applied Biosystems TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Assay. Currently, the MAKO team processes more than 30,000 COVID-19 samples per day from over 40 states.

Founded in 2014, MAKO Medical is a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited laboratory that operates more than 70,000 square feet of laboratory space across two North Carolina facilities, one in Henderson and one in Raleigh. The Henderson facility was expanded in 2020 in response to COVID-19, increasing the lab’s capacity from 50,000 COVID19 tests per day to over 150,000 tests per day.

MAKO’s team also provides turnkey K-12 COVID-19 testing in several states and has begun providing onsite workplace and large gathering COVID-19 testing with mobile units that can be dispatched to rapidly serve group needs. To learn more about workplace and large gathering COVID-19 testing, visit To learn more about K-12 COVID-19 testing, visit

Company Highlights:

  • For the past two years, Forbes Magazine has included MAKO Medical in its inaugural list of America’s Best Startup Employers. Only 500 companies nationwide earned the distinction.
  • August 2020, MAKO Medical announced the company scored 100% on CAP COVID Proficiency Testing, demonstrating MAKO’s commitment to quality lab results.
  • Committed to the U.S. Military—At MAKO’s founding, leaders carved out divisions of the company to hire U.S. military veterans. These teams are foundational to MAKO’s elite and high-touch client services model. In November 2021, MAKO held its second annual Veterans Day lunch to honor veterans, handing out more than 400 free meals to Vance County veterans and their family members.
  • May 2021, MAKO Medical was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal with a 2021 Life Sciences Award.

***INCLUDED PHOTO: COVID-19 MAKO Medical testing site, 3000 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC