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SHARP and EMC provide support in laboratory diagnostics for COVID-19

SHARP wants to support its partners and EU Member States in laboratory diagnostics for COVID-19. Our SHARP partner, Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, has kindly offered their help by providing real-time RT-PCR for detection. If you have suspected cases of COVID-19 and need support for the detection, you may send your samples to the EMC. SHARP will cover the costs for shipment of the samples if needed.

For sample types, shipment and more information:
Please contact Marion Koopmans (m.koopmans[a] or
Richard Molenkamp
(r.molenkamp[a] directly.

If you wish to get compensation for costs of shipment of the samples,
please contact SHARP coordinator, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL at sharp[a]

Other laboratories offering their support in the EU/EEA – information provided by ECDC

Laboratory support by specialised laboratories in the EU/EEA

Any positive test can be sent for confirmation to the European expert laboratories for NCOVID-19. Laboratory support (for primary/or confirmatory testing) by NCOVID-19 specialised laboratories in the EU:

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