My Labs Direct COVID-19 Testing Lab Established in BRIC
Lab to be housed in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC)
In January 2021, Baylor opened its own on-site COVD-19 testing lab and research facility in partnership with My Labs Direct (MLD) a CLIA-certified, COLA-accredited diagnostic lab that offers an extensive menu of FDA-approved tests. The new partnership creates a high-throughput molecular PCR lab at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) which is one of the largest testing labs of its kind owned by a university without a medical school. The lab’s molecular PCR platform provides Baylor researchers with robust and high-demand testing capabilities, including forensic testing like PCR-based genetic fingerprinting and paternity testing, food safety testing for foodborne pathogens, toxins, and GMOs, livestock testing, and human health diagnostic testing like rapid point-of-care influenza tests.