Welcome to the Life Sciences Testing Center

Northeastern University’s COVID-19 testing operation, housed at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts

About The Test

PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing is considered the gold standard for COVID-19 testing. Learn more about how the LSTC testing operation works, from sample collection to results.

Questions, comments, or concerns? Reach out!

If you have a question about the process or your results, or have a concern you’d like to share, please contact us at (617) 373-7152 or [email protected] or by using the link below.

View Your Results

Recently get tested at any of the Northeastern University campuses? Click here to get access to your test results.

Frequent testing for a safe reopening

Frequent testing is one of the best tools we have to combat the spread of the coronavirus, and to ensure a safe reopening of our academic campuses. Through the efforts of the LSTC and the Wellness Team, Northeastern has been able to bring students back to campus while remaining vigilant in its work to stop potential outbreaks before they occur.

Rising to the Challenge

A state-of-the-art testing facility working 24/7 to keep Northeastern healthy.

The Life Sciences Testing Center at Northeastern University has received state and federal certifications to conduct high-complexity molecular diagnostic tests that can identify whether an individual has been infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The laboratory currently processes upwards of 5,000 tests per day from Northeastern students, faculty, staff, contractors, and research partners, and has a resulting turnaround time of 12-48 hours, with most patients receiving their results in 16 hours.

Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University (unless otherwise credited).