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N.C. Company Helping To Identify Disaster Victims

Posted September 19, 2001 12:38 p.m. EDT

— A Burlington company is helping test DNA to identify people killed in the World Trade Center attacks.

LabCorps' customer care center is answering hundreds of calls from family members trying to donate samples

"I had one lady that called looking for her husband," says an employee. " While I was taking her information she [started] crying and asked that I remember her in my prayers. I told her out hearts and prayers are with all of them."

Labcorp set up a hotline that is open until 2 a.m, seven days a week. The company has answered 600 calls during the past week.