To help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, laboratory supplier Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp. has launched, a new e-commerce website to help supply medical facilities with rapid tests at the point-of-care. Founded in 1994, North Carolina-based Carolina Liquid Chemistries says it has a long history of supplying reliable and cost-effective instruments and reagents for use in reference laboratories as well as clinical laboratories located in physician offices and hospitals. The company has used its expertise in product vetting and distribution into, making it easier for medical facilities to find and order high-quality rapid and point-of-care tests. The initial product line includes:

  • Emergency Use Authorized (EUA) rapid COVID-19 antigen and antibody tests 
  • Drug screening test cups 
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Fecal occult blood tests

“Medical testing sites have to be careful from whom they purchase medical products,” says Phil Shugart, CEO of Carolina Liquid Chemistries. “The need for reliable, high-quality tests and a trustworthy, consistent supply chain became more apparent than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic. For over 25 years, we’ve been qualifying our suppliers and ensuring cost effective, quality products. We’ve invested heavily in because we wanted to make sourcing as easy as possible for medical facilities and not require them to purchase products in bulk.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines point-of-care tests as “diagnostic tests performed at or near the place where a specimen is collected, and they provide results within minutes rather than hours, such as: physician offices, urgent care facilities, pharmacies, school health clinics, long-term care facilities and nursing homes, and temporary locations, such as drive-through sites managed by local organizations.” Most of the test kits offered through produce a readable result within 15 minutes.

Shugart adds: “We’re particularly excited about our Status COVID-19/Flu A&B test, which differentiates between SARS-CoV-2 and two strains of influenza in a single test device. We’re also proud to offer high-quality, customizable drug screening test cups and our highly-regarded pregnancy and fecal occult blood tests.”

Featured Image: is an e-commerce site that provides point-of-care test kits and more. Photo: Carolina Liquid Chemistries