Ohio State To Begin Processing COVID-19 Tests on Campus


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio State University will move to process COVID-19 tests for students in a laboratory on campus.

The university notified students of the change via email on Thursday, saying it will save the school millions of dollars, and will get test results back much faster.

Since the main campus reopened in August, over 120,000 tests have been conducted on students, with the university originally partnering with Vault Health to process the tests. Funding from the federal CARES Act was used to pay for the testing.

Under the plan with Vault Health, test results would come back in 2 to 3 days, but with the processing on campus, results will be returned in 1 to 2 days.

The university has been using the Jesse Owens North recreation center as a COVID-19 testing site. Tests will now be processed at the Applied Microbiology Services Lab on campus.