Ohio company sets up mobile COVID-19 testing lab in Louisville to address surge in demand – WLKY Louisville

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Louisville Metro health officials said the demand for testing is extremely high.
The demand for testing is so high right now that a company from Ohio has set up a mobile testing site in Louisville and Lexington. SV Diagnostic Labs is also offering two testing options: the nasal swab and oral rinse.

“We’re getting 100 to 170 people a day, every single day. People are really, really scared, and a lot of sick people,” said Donna Brock with SV Diagnostic Lab.
It’s been nonstop for Brock. She’s testing people for COVID-19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day at the new mobile site in the Kroger parking lot off LaGrange Road and the Gene Snyder Freeway in Louisville’s East End.

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“We are still testing a lot of people that they have been double vaccinated with the booster and they’re still coming in positive, however the biggest difference that I’ve noticed is if they’re positive, they are not near as ill as someone who has not been vaccinated,” Brock said.
Brock said they are not taking appointments. It’s first-come, first-served.
The advice is to come early.
“All they do is call that phone number and when they do, they automatically get a link, they click the link and then they enter all their information,” she said.
Brock said people will need to upload a photo of their driver’s license, insurance card if they have insurance, but it won’t disqualify them from getting a test if they don’t. All COVID-19 testing is free, she said.
It’s not just the Louisville Metro that’s seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. It’s the same story in Clark County, Indiana, where cases are also on the rise and testing appointments are booked up.
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Dr. Eric Yazel with the Clark County Health Department said appointments have been filling up rapidly. He said there are very few appointment slots available.
Yazel added that there are plenty of tests, but the problem is finding an appointment because so many people are getting tested right now.
If you can’t book an appointment, don’t count on finding an at-home test.
Officials said many pharmacies and stores are running low on supplies.
Yazel said the best advice is to go on the state’s website and find where appointments are available. He said people should just assume they have COVID-19 if they are experiencing symptoms.
“If you’re vaccinated and are boosted, and have no known exposures and you’re not symptomatic, there’s no need to test. If you’re symptomatic, no matter what, you need to stay at home,” Yazel said.
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