“The laboratory environment has been characterized by ongoing rapid and dramatic innovation since the 1980s. There has been remarkable growth in the range and complexity of available tests and services, which is expected to continue. Laboratory technology is often at the forefront of medical advances. In some cases, testing techniques to diagnose or screen for a particular condition are available before effective treatment. Innovation in laboratory technology, which includes both new tests and advances in equipment and testing techniques, has made testing more efficient and automated” by Medicare Laboratory Payment Policy: Now and in the Future.

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With the development of laboratory technology, the construction of PCR laboratories has received more and more attention from the society. Due to the emergence of the novel COVID-19 epidemic, the demand of nucleic acid testing laboratories have greatly increased. Compared with ordinary laboratories, portable PCR laboratory is a containerized structure and can be put into use quickly. Testings and diagnostics are carried out on the spot, which have a positive effect on preventing and controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Heal Force Mobile PCR Diagnostic Lab (Chamber)
Heal Force Mobile PCR Diagnostic Lab (Chamber)

In a limited space, the mobile PCR diagnostic laboratory is highly integrated with relatively complete laboratory equipment, which is ideal to use during the emergency of public health issue such as COVID-19 pandemic to save time and laboring. It is a turnkey solution for those who do not have the conditions to have a nucleic acid testing lab or need to quickly expand the testing capabilities in a short period of time.

This article mainly discusses the main features of the mobile PCR diagnostic laboratory, from the internal layout, ventilation system design, airflow control and other aspects to reveal the functionality and practicality of the mobile PCR laboratory , also attaches a list of equipment used in the mobile PCR laboratory for reference.

Internal Layout

Enter the main section of mobile PCR diagnostic laboratory from the corridor to the buffer room, each laboratory is divided into reagent preparation area, sample preparation area, amplification analysis area, and decontamination room, all experimental rooms are independent of each other and cannot be directly entered.

Each independent laboratory is equipped with a special buffer room, and the buffer room is equipped with a wardrobe for the staff to change clothes before entring the mobile PCR diagnostic laboratory.

Entering each working area must strictly follow a single direction rule, that is, only entering by the sequence of: from the reagent preparation area, specimen preparation area, amplification and analysis area on the left to the decontamination room on the right to avoid cross-contamination.

The areas are clearly divided and strictly follow the laboratory standard

Exhaust Air Design

Air flow map

The exhaust outlet is equipped with a high-efficiency air filter, and the exhaust air is turned on before the supply air, and then closed after the supply air. Air conditioner is installed, control the indoor pressure to be the overall negative pressure one-way air flow, and the air supply and exhaust mode is from top to bottom. The exhaust pipe is made of stainless steel, and the air supply and exhaust pipes with closed valves connected to the laboratory protection area.

The air-conditioning system meets cold, hot and humidity load of biological safety cabinets, centrifuge refrigerators and other equipment. The clean air-conditioning system is designed in accordance with the P2+ standard biosafety laboratory to ensure that the air volume and the set number of air changes in the clean room meet the requirements, and the step pressure difference in each room is stable. The ventilation and exhaust system is equipped with the latest fresh air conditioners, and the material is highly anti-corrosive. The exhaust system is filtered by a special system to meet the standard outdoor exhaust requirements.

Disinfection

Equipped with UV lamp air disinfection and non-stop disinfection system modules. Infectious medical waste is treated by high temperature sterilization to avoid cross-infection and contamination to protect the environment.

specimen preparation area
amplification and analysis area

Part of the Equipment List

Heal Force provides you with the turnkey solution of mobile PCR diagnostic laboratory equipment and instruments, including BSL-2 biological safety cabinets, clean benches, PCR machines, carbon dioxide incubators, high/low speed centrifuges, pure water equipment, low-temperature cold chain products, and many other super-star products, to cover various experimental needs including safety protection, sample/reagent processing, sample/reagent storage, disinfection and sterilization, etc.

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