Local diagnostic lab offers PCR COVID testing with fast results

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Coast Diagnostics Baton Rouge lab is offering daily PCR testing with a quick turnaround time of 24 to 48 hours as demands for testing increase.

Coast Diagnostics is expanding its capacity to the community of Baton Rouge to meet the overwhelming testing needs of those in the area. Research demonstrates that the PCR method of testing is proven to be the gold standard in COVID-19 and other respiratory illness detection.

“We want to give the community the confidence and peace of mind by using Coast’s high complexity testing capabilities,” said Blair Mercer, President, Coast Diagnostics.

All testing will be conducted in-vehicle between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 8146 Calais Ave. near Essen and I-10. No appointment is needed.

For more information, call 225-424-0029.

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