The San Juan Daily Star
ICF acquires mobile COVID-19 testing unit
By The Star Staff
Institute of Forensic Sciences (ICF) Executive Director María Conte Miller announced on Wednesday the acquisition of a new mobile unit to perform molecular tests for COVID-19.
The vehicle has the capacity to perform 15 to 17 tests per hour with the support of two technicians, a nurse and an administrative employee. The molecular test result will come back in 15 minutes.
“This new offer facilitates the process because agencies do not have to stop their operations to send their employees to take the test,” Conte Miller said in a written statement. “Now, we will go to where they are and in a short time the results will be obtained.”
She added that the ICF will continue to offer COVID testing at its Río Piedras facilities.
“It is important that officials know that at the ICF we will evaluate the request and verify if it is due to an exposure that could cause the cancellation of work or if it is a general screening to find out if the employees are healthy,” Conte Miller noted. “Although the positivity rate has decreased considerably, we still have to be vigilant and continue to carry out tests to avoid infection.”
The service will be offered free today and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the plaza of the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, next to the Choli ticket office.