Since May 10, schoolchildren in North Rhine-Westphalia have been tested for the corona virus with so-called “lollipop tests”. These are simple saliva tests that are carried out twice a week in the study groups.
The tests are then carried out by our customer “Labor Dr. Wisplinghoff ”in Cologne.
PCR pool testing is simple and age-appropriate: the students suck on a swab for 30 seconds, similar to a lollipop. It is much more pleasant to perform than throat and nose swabs, and therefore ensures greater acceptance by the participating students.
Finally, the samples from all the children in a study group are brought together and stored as an anonymous collective sample in the “Labor Dr. Wisplinghoff ”analyzed and evaluated. The PCR method provides a very reliable test result.
The tests will initially be carried out until the summer vacation. All primary schools, special schools and schools with primary level in North Rhine-Westphalia have the opportunity to take part in the project.
More information is available at https://schulministerium.nrw/lolli-tests