When the coach of a local soccer team, the Dallas Texans U-15 Boys Academy Team tested positive for COVID-19, the team’s participation in an upcoming Championship Tournament hosted by the Dallas Texans Soccer Club was jeopardized.
Dallas Deputy Mayor Pro Tem City Councilman Adam McGough received a call that the 19 members on the team, including his son, would need to be tested for COVID-19 before they could enter the tournament.
He immediately contacted MCI Diagnostic Center, a testing laboratory recently launched in Dallas in his District 10, and MCI’s COO Colleen Payne-Nabors scheduled the team for testing along with McGough’s family.
The team of eighth graders were quickly brought to MCI’s drive-through testing Center where each member was tested, with results given in time to participate in the championship tournament.
The convenience of having a testing laboratory in the community and to have the testing done with expediency and efficiency made all the difference to this team of young soccer players, because according to McGough, if they had not been tested, participation in the tournament would not have been possible.
The good news is that with the testing assistance of MCI Diagnostic Center, they were able to participate in the November 20-22 tournament games and ultimately won the Championship.
MCI Diagnostic Laboratories literally saved the day for these young soccer players.
“I am thankful to MCI Diagnostic Center for helping our family and our soccer family get tested,” said McGough. “We are praying for all to stay and get healthy out there.”
MCI’s COO Colleen Payne-Nabors said she appreciates the support shown to the Center by McGough, who had attended the official ribbon cutting opening for MCI.
“As the Councilman for the District where MCI is located, we are appreciative of the thoughtfulness of Deputy Mayor Pro Tem and District 10 Councilman Adam McGough for allowing MCI to provide the COVID testing and to protect the lives of people in Dallas,” said Payne-Nabors.
MCI Diagnostic Center is a Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Certified SBA HUBZone. The Center is certified and accredited by CLIA, CAP, COLA and FDA. MCI has the capacity to process thousands of tests per day which will save lives and get the nation back to their daily normal routines.
The center offers COVID-19 testing – PCR COVID-19, Rapid COVID-19 Antibody and COVID-19 Antigen. The laboratory’s full-service capabilities include Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Virology, Immunology, Chemistry, Endocrinology, Toxicology/Drug Testing, Hematology, ABO & RH Group, Molecular, Antibody Non-Transfusion, Histopathology, Cytology, and Antibody Identification.
The community can register at www.mcicovid.com to secure a test. Walk-ups are welcomed.
For more on MCI Diagnostics, visit the website: www.mcidiagnotics.com.