Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

LabCorp Responds

Mobilizing for Action

How LabCorp is responding to COVID-19 to protect communities and support a strong national response.

LabCorp is proud of the work that we, along with our industry partners, are doing to quickly mobilize nationwide testing for COVID-19.

We continue to work closely with federal and state authorities, health officials and other key constituencies to make testing available to patients who meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria for who should be tested, and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidance for prioritization of testing, while we work to increase test capacity in response to this public health crisis.

Safeguarding Our Employees

LabCorp employees are on the front line in the defense against COVID-19 and we are committed to keeping them safe with strict adherence to CDC guidance. Whether our employees are caring for patients in patient service centers, picking up samples from healthcare providers or running tests in our laboratories, we have put in place comprehensive protective measures.

These measures include:

  • increased frequency of deep cleaning and sanitization at our locations,
  • additional safety training and processes,
  • enhanced hygiene practices and materials, and 
  • flexible and remote working where possible, allowing for greater social distancing for employees who must work on-site.

In short, we are working to create a safe and effective working environment for all our employees, regardless of where they work. 

Ramping Up Our Testing Capacity

The company received approval for its COVID-19 test early in March and is now able to perform more than 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day. We are proud to do our part to help the country rise to the challenge it faces.

Serving Our Patients and the Community with Our “Wait Where You’re Comfortable” Program

Patients can check in from their mobile device or using the LabCorp Express® tablet and then wait in their car or anywhere else they are comfortable. Patients receive a text message when it’s their turn to be served. Learn More

Protecting the Most Vulnerable with Designated Hours at Patient Service Centers

LabCorp patient service centers are setting aside the first business hour of each day to serve people who are 65 or older or who have serious underlying health conditions. LabCorp will not turn away any patient during the first business hour but encourages other patients to plan around this hour to protect vulnerable patients. Learn More

Making Safety a Top Priority

LabCorp’s patient service centers and other locations follow strict personal and environmental hygiene protocols, which have been further strengthened and reinforced with all employees since the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Patients who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 should not enter the patient service center. They should contact their physician or healthcare provider. Testing must be collected by a physician or an authorized healthcare provider. LabCorp employees are not able to collect the specimens in LabCorp patient service centers. Learn More


Watch how LabCorp performs COVID-19 testing