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Costa del Sol hospital triples number of Covid-19 tests it can process thanks to two robots

Inside the laboratory at the Costa del Sol hospital.
Inside the laboratory at the Costa del Sol hospital. / SUR
  • The new machinery at the Marbella facility will mean that 900 PCR tests can be processed every day

The Costa del Sol hospital in Marbella has enlisted the help of two new robots which they say triples the hospital's capacity to process PCR tests.

The new machines, from Siemens Healthineers and Roche Diagnostic, were installed in September and, following technical checks and training for the laboratory staff, are now fully operational.

The machines will allow up to 900 PCR tests to be carried out per day, compared to the between 300 and 350 tests processed daily up until now.

To date, more than 41,000 PCR tests have been carried out at the hospital.