LigoLab has developed a cloud-based, direct-to-consumer web portal that is designed to make it easier for employers to deploy organizational COVID-19 testing programs in order to avoid penalties from an upcoming governmental mandate.

LigoLab—a software solutions provider for pathology groups and reference laboratories—has designed its TestDirectly Direct-to-Consumer Portal to help labs prepare for what’s expected to be a large increase in COVID-19 testing in the new year. The demand is expected to go up once new requirements put forth by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) take effect on January 10, 2022

The OSHA mandate—first announced by the White House back in November 2021—calls for private sector employers with 100 or more employees to either ensure that all of their employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or that their unvaccinated employees take a COVID-19 test on at least a weekly basis. 

The mandate is expected to impact tens of millions of employees that make up roughly 60 percent of the workforce. 

“Whether you’re a lab manager or an employer, operationalizing large-scale COVID-19 testing from the ground up is extremely difficult, not to mention a drain on resources,” says LigoLab CEO Suren Avunjian. “With TestDirectly, we offer a proven turn-key solution that can quickly become the centerpiece of any organizational testing program.”

TestDirectly replaced manual processes with end-to-end efficiencies that begin with patient self-registration and continue through to automated notification of the patient’s test result. The portal integrates with all LIS and RCM (billing systems). 

“TestDirectly streamlines all collection, testing, and reporting processes, enabling lab personnel to do what they do best while supporting their business community,” says Avunjian. “The portal is intuitive, adaptable, and built to handle any collection workflow. Once implemented, it becomes a scalable software solution for any lab that’s interested in adding organizational testing to the services it offers.” 

TestDirectly supports all forms of COVID-19 testing, including pooled testing, and it’s built for high throughput. It’s also built to manage multiple site organizational testing workflows. These features and more give labs the ability to take on business clients seeking an organizational testing partner.

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