The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT began processing coronavirus tests Tuesday, and has the capacity to run more than 1,000 diagnostic tests daily.
On Monday, the Broad ran 100 test samples from the state Department of Public Health through its robotic high-throughput system, and completed them successfully.
This will allow the Broad to serve as a "reference lab," meaning it will be able to test samples sent from hospitals and other locations. They accepted their first diagnostic samples Tuesday.
Adding the Broad to the list of testing facilities will significantly increase the state's testing capacity. State health officials Tuesday announced that almost 14,000 people had been tested in Massachusetts so far.