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Dr. Brandy Gunsolus discusses lab staffing shortages on CNBC

Positivity rates for COVID-19 are skyrocketing. Lines for testing are long and testing supplies are at times short. Long turn around times are also causing frustration among the public.

But behind the scenes is a profession that had little attention before the pandemic hit, and for a variety of reasons is becoming almost a dying field. Now the demand for COVID-19 testing is highlighting the struggles of medical laboratory professionals, who not only process COVID-19 tests, but any number of medical diagnostic tests.

AU Health’s immunology lab director Dr. Brandy Gonsolus discussed the staffing shortage with CNBC reporter Kate Rogers on two shows Nov. 7.

Click the video above to watch her appearance on The Exchange.

Click here to watch her appearance on The News with Shepard Smith.

 

 

 

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Lisa Kaylor

Lisa Kaylor is the Senior Communications and Media Coordinator for AU Health. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-5292 or lkaylor@augusta.edu.