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Wichita State expands free COVID-19 testing in preparation of federal guidelines – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-09-28 09:15:12 –

Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) — Wichita State University has extended the COVID-19 test in Wichita with a drive-through option in Metroplex.

The reason is the growing need for testing following delta variant concerns and federal requirements.

Rob Gerlach, executive director of WSU Tech Transfer and Commercialization, said he spoke about long wait times and challenges from people in the community finding easy tests.

This option allows people to drive a car, have a saliva test and go out in about 15 minutes.

Drive-through staff can test 750 people per day. Gerlach hopes this will also help local hospitals.

“People are going to the ER room and going to be tested. Given the capacity issues in the hospital, I heard from medical professionals that it wasn’t the situation they wanted to get involved with right now. “Gerlach said.

Wichita is also starting to perform more coronavirus tests for its employees.

President Joe Biden’s six-step COVID program includes weekly tests of unvaccinated people, especially companies with more than 100 employees.

in preparation, Molecular Diagnostic Lab, Wichita State University Expanded test collection service. The lab has prepared a surge capacity. That way, you can do more testing through the lab on a particular day.

They want to open more drive-throughs on the other side of the town.

WSU will also soon add a swab test. Results are ready in 24-36 hours. Again, no reservations are required, but you will need to fill out a registration form online to speed up your trip.

The Metroplex Testing Site (5015 East 29th St. N.) is open Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm. Do not consume food, drink or tobacco for 30 minutes before the test.

There are three steps: Create a patient account with mdl.wichita.edu Bring your test code to Metroplex before arriving at the test location. That way, you will receive your test results within 36 hours.

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