SHS Partners have the expertise, network and capacity to deliver large-scale COVID-19 testing. We support the UK Government, healthcare providers, industry and the broader population in the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic.

From our accredited laboratories, we have the capacity to run up to 30,000 tests per day with 48-hour results turnaround.

We are immensely proud to be one of only eight appointed members to the UK Quality Board for COVID-19 Laboratory Testing alongside the UK Lighthouse Labs. To date, through our network, we have tested over 70,000 swab samples.

Working closely with Public Health England (PHE), NHS, and other partners, we guarantee our testing is accurate and meets the highest standards. SHS Partners COVID-19 testing service helps the UK Government meet its strategic aims as outlined in the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s Five Pillar Strategy. We can receive swab tests from across the country including;

Public Sector Organisations and Departments – NHS Trusts – Primary Care Services – Emergency Services – Prison Services – Military Services – Local Authorities – Essential Service Businesses – SMEs and Large Organisations

SHS Partners has extensive healthcare experience working across the UK. We sit on several national procurement frameworks for both insourcing and outsourcing. These include:

– NHS Shared Business Service (SBS)
– Countess of Chester Hospital Commercial Procurement Services Centre of Procurement Expertise
– NHS Wales
– Our pathology services are ISO9001 accredited

 

Using our broad network, we have engaged with leading laboratories and skilled professionals from across the scientific community to form a strategic partnership. Our accredited and certified laboratories are approved to test for hazard group 2 and 3 pathogens and biohazard level 2 certified with global approval for COVID-19 testing.

Our COVID-19 testing service uses a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, which is highly sensitive at detecting at least ten copies per microliter. We use TaqPathTM RT-PCR COVID-19 | Perkin Elmer SARS-COV2 test kits which involve a nasal or throat swab. All sample handling includes sample aliquoting, RNA extraction, setting up for RT-PCR and will be processed using automatic instruments. We run a single panel for COVID-19 without the need to combine all the other respiratory panels. This single panel approach is recognised to minimise costs and maximise the testing outreach and response.

Importantly, we only use reagents contracted with ThermoFisher Scientific and Perkin Elmer, with no impact on UK allocations.

SHS Partner Pathology Solutions

Option One: Sample pick-up, Transportation, Laboratory Testing and Reporting

COVID-19 test kits are sent to you in advance to obtain the swab samples, label and package independently.  Our service will pick-up samples, batched, barcoded, packaged and ready for transportation.  We organise end-to-end tracked sample pick-up and transportation to the laboratory.  Testing and results are delivered within 48 hours from the point of sample pick-up with test results available electronically via a secure portal. From our accredited laboratories, we can run up to 30,000 tests per day.

For more information, please use our contact form below or simply email us at info@shspartners.co.uk

Option Two: Fully Managed Service

SHS Partners will establish a fully managed onsite solution staffed with teams of trained and accredited nurses who will conduct, label and package all swab testing. Our onsite nursing team batch, barcode and package all samples ready for transportation.  We organise end-to-end tracked sample pick-up and transportation to the laboratory.  Testing and results are delivered within 48 hours from the point of sample pick-up with test results available electronically via a secure portal. From our accredited laboratories, we can run up to 30,000 tests per day.

For more information, please use our contact form below or simply email us at info@shspartners.co.uk

SHS Partners Pathology Solutions

Testing and Results

Once the sample is received, our laboratory staff record the details in our Laboratory Information System (LIMS). With a unique barcode accession number for each individual patient with their demographics stored in secure GDPR and HIPAA compliant data centres with an ISO27001 compliant online portal.

All samples are processed inside Class 2A Biosafety cabinets to prevent uncontrolled exposure or cross-contamination. Samples are then processed using an automated extraction platform to isolate any RNA from the SARS-Cov-2 virus. A reverse-transcription, real-time PCR assay is then used to detect the presence of the viral RNA genome.

Results are recorded in the Laboratory Information System (LIS) for online reporting within 48 hours of sample collection.

Get in touch with SHS Partners today

Please contact us today to discuss how our COVID-19 testing service can help you return to delivering safe, COVID-19 free services. Our expert team is on hand to answer any questions and provide further details about pricing and contract terms. Either use our form below or simply email us at info@shspartners.co.uk