Five Things You Might Not Know About COVID-19 According to Chad Price, CEO of MAKO Medical Laboratories

MAKO Offers Speedy COVID-19 Tests

Testing has been our secret weapon against the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the outbreak began, I decided to change the core functionality of the MAKO Medical Laboratories sites. That involved expanding the testing and research laboratories and also hiring more staff. In just one year, our staff went from a few hundred to more than a thousand. All of the above allowed us to ensure that we could offer patients both fast and accurate tests.

We Utilize the Latest Technology

Needless to say, offering the latest testing services has always been a top priority. For that reason, we have partnered with some of the region’s leading technology companies. One example of this is that the MAKO Medical Laboratories team uses Life Technologies QuantStudio 12K Flex Systems to carry out TaqPath COVID-19 assays. This feature is vital in performing the Real-Time, Polymerase Chain Reaction tests.

Our Testing Services are Highly Accurate

At MAKO Medical Laboratories, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer the most accurate tests and results to our patients. Another example of how we reach this goal is that we use the ThermoFisher TaqPath assay for COVID-19. This assay boasts a targeted specificity is 100% of currently available complete genomes for SARS-CoV-2. In simple terms, that means that our tests may be more accurate than others that are on the market.

The MAKO Tests are Easy to Use

One of the major things that concerned people was how the COVID-19 tests worked. For many, understanding what specimens you would have to give ahead of time was vital. The preferred types of samples we require are nasopharyngeal (NP) or oropharyngeal (OP) swabs. That means that you take nose and throat swabs and return them to the team. While that may sound somewhat invasive, I can assure you that it is the easiest process.

We Offer a Variety of Collection Kits

The final piece of the puzzle is ensuring that we can get the tests quickly and easily. We understand the importance of flexibility. That is why we offer a variety of different collection kits. When you get a test from MAKO Medical Laboratories, you may have to use a range of different media. Don’t worry — your medical representative will take care of all of this work for you before you get started. We offer Hardy Diagnostics, Puritan, Copan, Purflock, BD Viral Transport, and Starplex collection kits to make the whole process run smoothly.


Contrary to popular belief, the pandemic crisis is not over. While the cases are dropping and we are learning more about the virus, it’s important to keep on the front foot at all times. Here at MAKO Medical Laboratories, we are dedicated to doing just that. It goes without saying that we are thankful for all the individuals who have relied on our support and will continue to offer the highest level of services to those who need it the most.

About Mako Medical and Chad Price

With a dedicated expert team of nationally-recognized doctors specializing in methodology development and pathological services, MAKO Medical Laboratories is a game-changing, community-focused medical brand. Offering patients 100% transparency and speed in their testing results, the company is set to revolutionize the world of healthcare.



Founder & CEO of Mako Medical

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