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We are looking forward to 2022 and we are ready for everyone who need a test before travelling.

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At Copenhagen Airport a milestone was reached January 1st. With over 80,000 Covid-19 related tests performed, Airport Doctor reached a test volume that was not anticipated, and a number not many airport clinics can boast about.

At the start of the pandemic, Airport Doctor tested the airport`s security personell and police free of charge, to increase the safety of employees and travelers. Subsequently, the business community and the ministries wanted to keep Denmark’s vital infrastructure open and ensure the highest level of security for travelers.

»The business community and the ministries have been an unusually large support by constantly demanding the highest quality as part of keeping Denmark’s vital infrastructure open. This, combined with a specialist clinic like ours, has shown the way for many others,« says CEO Behroz Firoozfard.

He continues: »Airport Doctor today has a highend laboratory with equipment and machinery that can only be seen in Danish hospitals. This is something we are very proud of. No one can take from us that we were the first with this set-up, the ideas of test regimes for travelers and our continued efforts are carried forward by the need that exists right now.«

»We have a high-end laboratory with equipment only seen in Danish hospitals. This is something we are very proud of.« CEO Behroz Firoozfard, Airport Doctor

The future with COVID-19
Behroz Firoozfard sees the vaccines as an aid but does not believe that we can do without RT-PCR testing for the next few years until there is sufficient immunization. SARS-CoV-2 has shown to be exceptionally good at mutating and it is still unknown what protection the vaccine provides, which is why the laboratory has recently been expanded with an ADVIA Centaur XPT to also be able to test for antibodies.

»Together with Siemens Healthineers, we want to demonstrate the need for a highly functional laboratory in-house at airports that ensures the traveler security, trust and a safe journey. The future plan is also to implement artificial intelligence and easier data sharing in our diagnostics, so that travelers can get a secure diagnosis in less time and further ensure a correct examination and treatment, as many of the patients are not known in advance for health professionals,« says Behroz Firoozfard.

He continues: »Airport Doctor today has a high-end laboratory with equipment and machinery that can only be seen in Danish hospitals. This is something we are very proud of. No one can take from us that we were the first with this set-up, the ideas of test regimes for travelers and our continued efforts are carried forward by the need that exists right now.«

More about Airport Doctor
The clinic is approved as a Class 2 Aeromedical Examinator, where examination of pilots and cabin crew requires high professional insight, but also the need for high-quality equipment for analysis of patient samples.

Permanent partners include SAS, Air China, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Air Greenland.

This article was written by Siemens Healthineers. Read more about Siemens Healthineers here.