Molecular Diagnostics Lab temporarily halting public COVID test collection today due to extreme cold

Due to the extreme cold today, Wichita State’s Molecular Diagnostics Lab (4174 S. Oliver, Building 174H) is temporarily halting COVID-19 specimen collection for the public.

The MDL drive-thru specimen collection will be closed for drive-thru specimen collection today, Jan. 6, reopening specimen collection from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. MDL will remain open for Community Collection Partner specimen drop-offs both days, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. All tests results will come back in 24 hours.

The decision was made in order to protect the safety of individuals with the specimen collection team, who spend hours each day outside collecting tests from community members.