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Waterford Chamber joins with Celltrion for rapid Covid screening

CelltrionWaterford Chamber is delighted to welcome Celltrion Healthcare as Chamber members and to support the role out of their onsite Covid-19 rapid screening service. This will see Waterford become the first city in Ireland to receive the service.

Celltrion have agreed to offer Waterford Chamber members discounted rates for the testing, which has already been provided to the senior intercounty hurling, football and camogie teams during this year’s All Ireland championships.

Welcoming the initiative, Waterford Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley said: “As the country is set to reopen, there is an urgent need for volume testing and speedy results. This offer from Celltrion will allow for this and we are delighted to be able to provide this service for our 600+ members.”

These sentiments were echoed by Independent TD Matt Shanahan who said: “I welcome the opportunity to see antigen testing rolled out in the South East which will offer employers Covid Screen Testing to augment the public health PCR Covid protocols. I am delighted that Waterford businesses will be the first to see this en masse.”

The service is a nurse led screening programme, which incorporates the use of Celltrion’s rapid antigen test kit-DiaTrust™. All testers are experienced at providing community based medical treatments and testing services for Covid-19 and a number of them have delivered RT-PCR testing on behalf of the HSE to Waterford businesses.

With Specificity of 100% and Sensitivity 95% (key accuracy measurement), DiaTrust™ is a best-in-class Lateral Flow ICA (immunochromatographic assay) test. It produces a qualitative, point-in-time result, in 15 minutes, using nasal swab sample.

Gerald explains how the offer will work. “Businesses who want to avail of the discounted rates can contact us directly and we will liaise with Celltrion on your behalf. They will then make direct contact with the company and make the detailed arrangements for the appointment.”

Screening will be conducted onsite during office hours Monday-Friday, by appointment with 48hours notice. Depending on volume, tests can cost as little as €30 each. Any positive results and then immediately referred to the HSE Covid Pathway.

Celltrion is a world leader in pharmaceutical production and innovation. DiaTrust™ is only available through Celltrion Healthcare to ensure the appropriate support service is provided with the product.

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