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One Test, Three Results: MAKO Medical Launches COVflu-19™

Test will allow for detection of COVID, Influenza A and Influenza B

October 28, 2020

A national leader in COVID-19 testing, MAKO Medical Laboratories is launching a new COVflu-19™ test. This one test will allow for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), Influenza A, and Influenza B from a single swab.

“Rapid, reliable turnaround times have set MAKO Medical apart,” said Josh Arant, COO, MAKO Medical. “COVflu-19™ will provide the information needed to help monitor the spread of COVID-19 and the flu, two respiratory viruses with very similar clinical symptoms.” MAKO, a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited laboratory, will process COVflu-19™ on the same highly accurate, real-time PCR instruments, that it uses for COVID-19 results. This will assist the MAKO team provide reliable test results within 24 to 48 hours upon receipt in the MAKO laboratory.

“We know people are anxious about the upcoming flu season,” said Arant. “We want to help ease their fears by assisting health care providers promptly and properly diagnose symptoms. We view this as an opportunity to serve one another during a challenging time in our country.”

Since April, MAKO Medical has been serving in a critical COVID-19 response role. That’s when the MAKO team rapidly transitioned from providing traditional lab services to focusing on COVID-19 tests in just under two weeks. Over the past seven months, the MAKO Medical has processed more than 1.7 million COVID-19 tests across 20+ states for medical providers, employers and governments – turning around results in what one state leader called an “ultra-fast” way.

2020 Highlights:

  • In August, MAKO Medical announced the company scored 100% on CAP COVID Proficiency Testing, demonstrating MAKO’s commitment to quality lab results.
  • MAKO serves a growing number of professional and collegiate athletes including as the official COVID-19 testing partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big South Conference, the North Carolina Courage, and North Carolina FC.
  • Earlier in 2020, Forbes Magazine included MAKO Medical in the publication’s inaugural list of America’s Best Startup Employers. Only 500 companies nationwide earned the distinction.
  • 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.

INCLUDED PHOTO: MAKO Medical team members processing testing samples at Henderson, NC facility