Worksite Labs brought COVID-19 testing directly to the airport, providing accurate, fast results that helped jump-start the travel industry again. Using one of our early refurbished shipping containers, we installed a CLIA- and CAP-certified diagnostic laboratory in a vacant long-term parking lot. By collecting and processing samples at the same convenient location, Worksite Labs controlled the end-to-end testing process and delivered turnaround times averaging less than eight hours.
At first, we used only PCR assays, which met nearly all national and international destination travel requirements, and Worksite Labs gave travelers the confidence that they could obtain timely results at one of the lowest prices in the industry. Drive-through sample collection reduced the volume of potentially COVID-positive individuals inside the terminal, helping to reduce the risk of spread among passengers and employees. Based on a strong partnership and the company’s leadership in fast, affordable and reliable testing, SFO officials invited Worksite Labs to open an in-terminal location in early 2022 to provideanother testing venue and ease testing burdens on international travelers.
Separately, Worksite Labs offered 12-hour testing for 22,000 airport workers who were required to undergo weekly testing. With positivity rates rising during the Omicron surge, employees could test at the drive-through site before coming into theterminal and obtain timely results.