Return to Normal

K-12 Education

We help students and faculty get back to school safely and securely.

K-12 Education COVID-19 Testing Experts

At GenePace, we care deeply about a rapid return to life; and for educators, we can’t wait to get you back to school safely and securely.

Our pathogen management and testing programs are designed by pediatric and internal medicine practitioners and experts.

We will assist in your design and operations of your unique pathogen management program, including testing locations that adhere to industry standards.

Through a unique technology partnership, we can help eliminate any airborne SARS-COV-2 virus in under three minutes in your classrooms.

We have worked diligently with professional and collegiate sports leagues to ensure the safety of athletes and employees as we navigate the SARS-COV-2 pandemic. With our help students can focus on growth and learning within the classroom.

Your job is to teach; our job is to test. Work with GenePace so we can all return to normal life.

L. Louise Tetrick, MD

Chief Medical Officer GenePace Laboratories

Meet the Chief Medical Officer of GenePace Labs

Louise is a co-founder and the Chief Medical Officer of GenePace. Before this, Dr. Tetrick started her career in pediatrics at Northpoint Pediatrics in 1989. From 2004-2016 she served as the co-President of Northpoint. Furthermore, Dr. Tetrick served on the board of the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Pediatrics, or AAP.

Due to a desire to further develop the pediatric field, Dr. Tetrick served as a principal investigator in multiple research cases in this field from 2009-2013.

Dr. Tetrick has won many awards for her dedicated work and research in the pediatrics field including: the American Academy of Pediatrics Irving Rosenbaum, M.D. Community Pediatrics Recognition, and the Award for Distinguished Service to Children. She also is a member of the Indiana State Medical Association.

Louise is a graduate of Indiana University, graduating with her B.A. in 1982. She continued her medical education as a Hoosier, finishing medical school in 1986.

K-12 Education COVID-19 Testing Services

Here at GenePace we help people and organizations beat the COVID-19 pandemic and return to normal life.

  • Consultative guidance as you develop your school’s program
  • Same day (Midwest) and next day (National) viral lab testing
  • On-site testing, PPE and pathogen management products
  • On-site collection support in major markets
  • Compliant reporting and ease of paperwork burden

We offer expert guidance

Start planning your return to normal life

By partnering with GenePace you gain decades of medical experience and leadership that is determined to help restore your organization to normal. Fill out the form to start the process of creating your custom COVID-19 management solution. A GenePace representative will be in touch shortly.

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K-12 Education FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Why should we test for COVID-19 in schools?

    Tools like pooled testing empower you to make great decisions. Without knowing the specific prevalence of COVID-19 in your classrooms, it’s tough to make informed decisions about safeguarding your community, returning to school, or continuing in-person learning.

  • How often should schools test?

    The CDC recommends that schools in areas with moderate community spread test at least once a week. For areas with higher rates of community spread, the CDC suggests considering testing twice a week.

  • What types of tests do you offer?

    We offer a pooled test that can test 25 people using one test. Our pooled test works by detecting the genetic code of the virus that causes COVID-19. These tests are sometimes known as “molecular tests” or “PCR tests.”

    For individual diagnostic testing, we offer rapid antigen and PCR tests. Both of these types of tests can be used as a follow up to pooled testing, to help pinpoint infections.

  • How accurate are GenePace’s tests?

    Molecular tests, which detect the genetic code of the virus, are typically highly accurate at detecting the virus that causes COVID-19. Click here to read our validation reports for our lab at Ginkgo and our partner labs across the country. Fair warning: the information is a bit dense!

  • How do I run a school testing program?

    We’re here for you! The first thing we do with new customers is provide them with comprehensive instructions explaining how to set up and run a testing program. We provide you with all the information you need to make sure everything runs smoothly. As of March 2021, we’ve provided our pooled testing service to 800 schools; we’ve learned a lot about what schools need and are constantly improving our service to better serve you.

  • How do I sign up?

    Click here to get started.

  • How long does classroom testing take?

    Testing an entire classroom usually takes about 10-15 minutes and speeds up after the first day. The students become pros at picking swabbing their nose.

  • What grade levels can perform their own swabs?

    In our experience, not only can kindergartners perform their own swabs, they often do the best of all the grades. Our test can be used by any grade, K through 12.