PCR testing will remain free of charge as long as CARES funding is available. MDL Collections remain open to the public. Anyone wishing to test directly at MDL should visit our revised 3-Step process located on the main page of our website.




The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (MDL) is a new Wichita State laboratory that was created for COVID response and focuses on public health to support COVID-19 prevention and control efforts by providing high-throughput, low-cost, quick-response COVID-19 virus test screening capacity to inform the population and help local health and safety officials to focus their response resources to areas of highest demand.

The MDL is part of the National Institute for Research and Digital Transformation (NIRDT) led by faculty from Wichita State University, College of Health Professions, Medical Science Laboratory program. The WSU MLS Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).



Establish a regional, high-throughput, low-cost, quick-response COVID-19 virus test processing laboratory to keep the economy open.


Increased testing capacity enables Kansas to live with the virus and minimize, and hopefully avoid, school, childcare, business, and service closures.


Testing Capacity

The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at WSU has the capability to analyze 1,500 tests per 8-hour shift (totaling 4,500 per day). The maximum analyzing capacity for 3 shifts, 7 days a week, is 31,500 tests.




Regional Capacity Advantage

  1. Control testing process, prioritization, and price
  2. High-throughput
  3. Low-cost, 40%-60% savings
  4. Highly accurate, 24-hour response

Sample Collection

MDL processes COVID-19 test samples provided by healthcare providers and our testing partners





Community Collection Partner Drop-Off Hours


Monday-Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
4174 S. Oliver, Building 174H, Wichita, KS 67210

COVID-19 Testing Available By Appointment

Monday-Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Visit our "1, 2, 3 Step" Guide to Set-Up Your Appointment Today
4174 S. Oliver, Building 174H, Wichita, KS 67210

Holiday Closures:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
     Jan 16, 2023
Memorial Day:
     May 29, 2023
Independence Day:
     July 4, 2023
Labor Day:
     Sep. 4, 2023
     Nov. 23, 2023
     Nov. 24, 2023 
          Open 8-11 am
     Dec. 25, 2023
New Year's Day (Observed):
     Mon., Jan. 2, 2023

Customer Service Support

Customer Service Hours:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (316) 978-8600
Fax: (316) 978-8610


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