GS Labs is opening a new COVID testing location in Lincoln, Nebraska, as the Omicron variant continues its spread through the community
GS Labs offers rapid antigen tests, PCR tests, rapid PCR and LAMP tests, and a combination rapid antigen COVID and flu test, all by appointment daily.
So far this year, the company has performed nearly 235,000 rapid antigen tests nationally, which have identified nearly 53,000 patients currently positive for COVID-19.
“Testing remains an important part of our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Darin Jackson, MD, Medical Director. “Our tests provide customers with quick answers to make the right health care decisions for themselves and their loved ones.”
The company offers two tests that are fully covered by insurance in the event the patient is experiencing symptoms or has had a recent exposure. This includes a rapid antigen test—which returns results as quickly as 20 minutes—and a PCR test that returns results in 2 to 5 days.
Both tests have no out-of-pocket cost with accepted insurance. Additionally, GS Labs offers rapid PCR and rapid LAMP tests.
GS Labs is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, where it launched its first two testing locations. The company quickly realized the national need for rapid COVID-19 testing. In the first three months of operation, the company launched more than 20 testing locations across the country to help as many communities as possible; many communities directly requested assistance from GS Labs, due to a lack of testing resources.
Many essential workers are required to get tested regularly, and most communities have struggled to keep up with the demand. Increased testing helps slow the spread, provides personal health status information to individuals, gets employees back to work and helps businesses stay open.