Commissioners Court Approves Purchase of Two COVID-19 Testing Machines For Bellville Medical [VIDEO]

Commissioners Court Approves Purchase of Two COVID-19 Testing Machines For Bellville Medical [VIDEO]

The Austin County Commissioners Court authorized the purchase of a Cepheid GeneXpert machine for the Bellville General Medical Center as well as a smaller version for their ER in Sealy.  The Cepheid GeneXpert is a Molecular Diagnostic Testing Platform that will give results for several tests including the diagnosis of COVID-19 within about an hour and with near 100% accuracy.  The request was made by the administrator for the Bellville Medical Center at court.  The cost for the two systems came in at $78,981.  You can view the request for the purchase which begins at the 11:53 part of the video and discussion and resolution runs till 36:08 of the video.

Judge Lapham then made the announcement of the purchase via his Facebook Page:

The Cephied GenXpert system can be viewed below in the company demo video: