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COVID-19 testing available in December at the School of Medicine

December 02, 2020 1:00 PM
        

 

Tulane Today staff
today@tulane.edu

Lab technician Ashli Olson processes COVID-19 tests in the School of Medicine. For the month of December through Jan. 2, Tulane is offering COVID-19 tests to friends and family of university employees with results delivered in 24 to 36 hours. (Photo by Sally Asher)

 

Now that the holidays are here, most people want to continue to be mindful of COVID-19 safety practices around family members.

Tulane now offers retail COVID-19 testing (both asymptomatic and symptomatic) to non-employees through Jan. 2. To set up non-employee testing, please follow the guidelines below.

Testing hours (through Dec. 17):
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only
Saturday 7 a.m. to noon, by appointment only
CLOSED SUNDAYS

Testing hours (Dec. 18 through Jan. 2, with special holiday hours on Dec. 24 and 31):
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., by appointment only
Saturday 7 a.m. to noon, by appointment only
Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 7 a.m. to noon, by appointment only
CLOSED SUNDAYS
CLOSED Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day)

Cost and payment:
The cost is $50 per immediate Tulane family member (spouse, adult children, parents, siblings) and $100 for others. Payments are accepted by credit card only at the time the appointment is scheduled.

To schedule testing:
Call (504) 988-9866
You may need to leave a message and wait for someone to return your call and schedule the appointment, which will occur only during operational hours as listed above. 
Please note: The Tulane Testing Center cannot test individuals under age 18.

When you call, please have the following information ready:
Credit card (for payment)
Full name
Age (18 and above only)
Address
Email address
Phone number

Testing location:
The LaSalle Testing Facility, located at 226 S. Villere St., New Orleans 70112

Results:
Results will be returned within 24 to 36 hours via the online patient portal.
Information on portal access will be sent to the email address provided at test registration, via phone.

The School of Medicine will evaluate usage throughout December and make an announcement about future retail testing services in early January. However, please remember that while Tulane is pleased to be able to offer testing services, we must continue to follow all university and CDC guidelines to limit any potential exposure to COVID-19.