LSU Assists Local Health Organizations with Creation of Coronavirus Test Lab

As COVID-19 began to spread in Baton Rouge, researchers at the LSU System, including LSU, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and the LSU Health Sciences Center, began working with physicians and administrators from local healthcare organizations to support Louisiana in its COVID-19 response.

Working with Baton Rouge Clinic, Baton Rouge General Hospital, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, and Woman’s Hospital, LSU is processing samples collected by these local health organizations.

The “River Road Testing Lab” is housed in LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and is helping to provide a faster turnaround for test results.