NC State converts vet lab for COVID-19 testing

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) -North Carolina State University has converted two of its veterinary labs into space for COVID-19 testing.

The University previously sent tests to get processed – they sent them off-site but by refurbishing labs in the College of Veterinary Medicine they can now do it on campus.

They said this will cut costs and allow students staff and faculty to get their tests sooner.

“That’s an advantage of doing in-house sampling, as well, because we can usually turn around a test between six and 24 hours where we were waiting one to three days for commercial vendors,” said Dr. Megan Jacob, associate professor and director of Diagnostic Laboratories at N.C. State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

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