COVID-19 testing is NO LONGER offered by LSUHS effective Tuesday, April 19.

Testing is still available at many pharmacies, primary care facilities, health units, and urgent care facilities.
For a list of COVID-19 testing sites in your area, visit

*LSUHS Faculty, Staff and Students: CLICK HERE for more information



At the height of the pandemic the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) developed the Safer, Smarter Schools program, a plan to address outbreaks in schools while providing incentives to school-based health centers to support testing and encourage routine participation in the program. LSU Health Shreveport was selected by LDH to administer testing in K-12 schools in Regions 5, 6, 7 and 8 during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.

LDH's Safer, Smarter Schools is changing for the 2023-2024 school year and is retiring its stipend and incentive program.

For information on how to access COVID-19 testing materials or request testing teams to visit your school-based health center, contact LDH at


Since March 2020, LSU Health Shreveport has processed 887,829 COVID-19 PCR tests, sequenced over 20,000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes, and administered 133,247 COVID-19 vaccines.*

*Numbers shown reflect overall totals of the CEVT to date, which include tests and sequences completed for the Louisiana Department of Health.


Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats

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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.

Read More about LSUHS's Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats is a major player in the fight against COVID-19 (opens in new window/tab)


COVID-19 News from LSUHS

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The Mercury News - “Through multiple immunizations, your repertoire of immune cells expands,” said Jeremy Kamil, a virologist at LSUHS, who studies variant mutations. “Your body learns to make these very potent antibodies that are active against multiple strains of the virus."


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Highly reliable PCR results-over 99.7% accurate


More than 675,000 COVID-19 tests administered by LSU Health Shreveport


Safe Environment as Individuals being tested remain in their Car


Your test samples provide confidential data used in better understanding COVID-19


Test Results reported in 48 Hours or Less