Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Memphis, TN, Poplar Healthcare is a leading laboratory services company.

Through its GI Pathology, D-PATH Dermatopathology, Bostwick Laboratories and Women’s Health Laboratories brands, Poplar Healthcare provides specialized laboratory testing services to a nationwide client base of gastroenterologists, dermatologists, oncologists, urologists, gynecologists and their patients.

For more information on Poplar Healthcare, call 901.526.1912 or visit

Photo of Poplar Healthcare's headquarters in Memphis, TN
Poplar Healthcare is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

COVID-19 Testing & Poplar Healthcare

In March of 2020, the U.S. declared a state of emergency due to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases. There was an immediate need for more privately owned laboratories to assist the federal government in the fight against the virus. Fortunately, Poplar Healthcare already had the instruments and supplies needed to run the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which is the most accurate test for the diagnosis of COVID-19. This allowed Poplar to jump start their coronavirus testing program, and offer much needed testing to both local and national organizations. Through continued research and development, Poplar Healthcare now conducts a variety of COVID testing, including both individual swab testing, specimen pooling, and a new POD testing program.

Want to learn more about how COVID-19 testing is performed at Poplar Healthcare? Check out our behind-the-scenes look at the entire process: from collecting a nasal swab, to processing on our Roche Cobas 6800 platform. You’ll also meet some inspiring young people that have chosen to pursue science and play an integral part in the lab.

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