COVID-19 testing site with 24-hour results comes to Baton Rouge

Rahaana Smith

Healthcare worker Rahaana Smith instructs passengers how to use a nasal swab, Friday, July 24, 2020, at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, in Miami. Florida has experienced a sharp increase in coronavirus deaths over the past two weeks, including another 136 recorded Friday as the state’s total confirmed cases topped 400,000. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Baton Rouge, La. (BRPROUD) – It’s common for people to receive their COVID-19 results days or even weeks after taking a test, but one Baton Rouge site opened Monday to help people avoid the waiting.

24 Hour Covid RT-PCR Laboratory partnered to with Rapid Response Physicians, PLLC, to provide Baton Rouge residents their test results within 24 of testing. Those receiving a test won’t have to pay any out-of-pocket fees for the expedited testing.

The location will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 9550 Airline Highway.

Testing is available for anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or anyone exposed to a person who tested positive for the virus. Workers at the site won’t turn anyone away, according to 24 Hour Covid RT-PCR Laboratory spokesperson Randy Butler.

Click here for more information about the 24 Hour Covid RT-PCR Laboratory.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest BRProud Articles

More Local News

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.

Trending Stories