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 July 23, 2021, LSUHS has processed 373,710 COVID-19 tests, sequencing 3,113 samples and administered 76,167 vaccines.
MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION*
PLEASE NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change in the event of inclement 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||10AM - 6 PM|
|Youree Drive Middle School||6008 Youree Drive, Shreveport||Mondays and Wednesdays||8 AM - 11 AM|
|Asbury United Methodist Church||3200 Airline Drive, Bossier City||Mondays and Wednesdays||1 PM - 4 PM|
|Galilee Baptist Church||1500 Pierre Ave, Shreveport||Thursdays||
9 AM - Noon
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.