Working closely with Public Health England (PHE), NHS, and other partners, we guarantee our testing is accurate and meets the highest standards. SHS Partners has extensive healthcare experience working across the UK. We sit on several national procurement frameworks for both insourcing and outsourcing.
– NHS Shared Business Service (SBS)
– Countess of Chester Hospital Commercial Procurement Services Centre of Procurement Expertise
– NHS Wales
Using our expert 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.