Welcome to Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory

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Bluewater is now offering high throughput COVID-19 testing.


Laboratory Capabilities

Bluewater has the capacity to test up to 1,500 patients per day with results reporting within 24 to 48 hours of specimen receipt. Specimens are collected at any of our Bluewater drive-up collection sites within the state of Kentucky, or can be sent to our laboratory directly from the provider’s office. We are accepting several FDA-cleared specimen types and transport medias.

The laboratory is utilizing three real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) instruments and an FDA-cleared assay (under the Emergency Use Authorization) developed by Thermo Fisher Scientific, TaqPath™ COVID-19. This testing is intended for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acids. Three viral genes are targeted including ORF-1, N Protein and S Protein.

Getting Tested

Any individual wishing to be tested for COVID-19 is eligible. Appointments may be obtained by contacting any of our local clinical partners listed below.

There is no out-of-pocket expense for COVID-19 testing to patients. Bluewater will submit a claim to the patient’s insurance provider or to Federal programs covering this testing for uninsured patients. Cash price for COVID-19 testing is $250 per specimen.

Partnering with Bluewater

If you are a clinical provider wishing to send COVID-19 specimens to Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory, contact Melissa McCarty, Director of Ambulatory Services at melissa.mccarty@bluewaterdxlab.com.

Bluewater Drive-Up Collection Sites (By Appt. Only)

Bullitt County Health Department
181 Lees Valley Rd. Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Paintsville Collection Site
1018 Broadway, Paintsville, KY 41240

Fairview Community Health Center
225 Natchez Trace Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42103, Ph: 270-467-0077

For additional information, contact Bluewater’s Client Services directly at 502-874-5632 or at CS@bluewaterdxlab.com.

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