KTBS-3 - The Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats at LSU Health Shreveport plays a big role in COVID-19 testing and community vaccinations. But another important role it plays involves the identification of COVID-19 mutations and the variants they cause.
As of October 8, 2021, LSUHS has processed 446,514 COVID-19 tests, sequencing 4,184 samples and administered 94,772 vaccines.*
*Numbers shown reflect overall totals of the CEVT to date, which include tests and sequences completed for the Louisiana Department of Health.
MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION*
PLEASE NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change in the event of severe weather.
An appointment is not needed to schedule a COVID-19 Test. Individuals should provide ID and insurance information when they arrive at this drive-thru location. Those that meet all qualifications but are without insurance are still eligible to receive a COVID-19 test.
*This is a screening only and not a medical evaluation. People with chronic health conditions or moderate to severe symptoms should be evaluated by a provider as soon as possible. Testing is FREE and will be done as an on-site, drive-through process. Walk-ups are also permitted. Please bring health insurance card and a valid photo ID if you have one.
LSUHS North Campus
|2627 Linwood Ave, Shreveport
Monday - Friday
No Testing at this location from Sept. 12 - 19.
|10AM - 6 PM|
Limited Options for Expedited Testing
|Get tested on the weekday below:||
Expedited test results are returned by:
|Monday before 12 noon||Wednesday|
|Tuesday before 12 noon||Thursday|
|Wednesday before 12 noon||Friday|
The timeframes shown above are general guidelines, and are not 100% guaranteed. When possible, testing a day earlier than listed is recommended. Please check official requirements for your destination/airline, especially if traveling on a Monday or Tuesday, as some airlines require proof of a negative test within 72 hours of departure.
For misplaced test results call 318-813-7203.
K-12 SCHOOLS COVID-19 TESTING PROGRAM
Our goal at LSU Health Shreveport is to partner with each of you in order to offer a mitigation strategy through COVID-19 testing that will help to ensure you have a Safe and Healthy School Year.
We are ready to assist schools in Louisiana Regions 5-8.
Bloomberg.com - Even the type of sequencing done in the U.S. has been lacking, some experts say, with much of the effort focused on finding cases of the U.K. variant, rather than casting a wider net for any variant, including ones not previously identified, said Jeremy Kamil, a virologist at LSU Health Shreveport. “It’s the Wild West,” he said. “Every state, city, county is doing its own thing. It’s a bunch of random cats and no one is trying to herd them.”
KTBS3 - Ahead of the upcoming holidays, Dr. John Vanchiere of LSUHS, says it is reasonable to get tested prior to attending any gatherings and travel. But says it is best to avoid gatherings all together.
Realizing the need for more testing in rural and other underserved locations in Northwest Louisiana, the Caddo Parish Commission voted to provide up to $175,000 to LSU Health Shreveport for the Clinic’s mobile unit. The allocation will assist with operations and testing. Expanded testing is north Louisiana will occur thanks to a $125,000 gift by Inferno Manufacturing Corporation.
LSU Health Shreveport has established the Emerging Viral Threat (EVT) Laboratory to address the need for faster detection and processing of COVID-19 tests.