Gene Cleckler, the CEO and President of Tide Laboratories and DTPM provides this update about how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted our work and the adaptations we have found to overcome these new challenges.

Read an excerpt from Gene’s letter below, and find the full content on the DTPM website.

I hope this message finds each of you safe and well.  Over the last few weeks, we have found ourselves in unprecedented circumstances facing this pandemic.  I wanted to take a moment of your time to update you on what DTPM and Tide Laboratories are doing.

During this pandemic, the testing volume at Tide Laboratories has been a challenge, to say the least.  We went from a lab that may test only a few hundred specimens in a week to one that resulted out over 2,000 specimens in a single day.  After careful consideration, we made the difficult decision to temporarily pause receiving specimens on April 13th in order to perform much-needed tasks as well as catch up on the volume of specimens received.  We are testing now on a limited basis primarily to support our customer laboratories.

Where I am from, when someone mentions snow in the forecast it is a sure bet that milk and bread will be cleared from the shelves.  Today, our grocery shelves are void of items that were previously plentiful.  While we face similar challenges in the laboratory business we are pleased with our progress and adaptation so far.  While we have run low, DTPM has yet to run out of any needed supplies.

DTPM and Tide Laboratories are here to provide the best quality products and services, especially during this difficult time.  Please practice social distancing and let’s get back to business as normal.