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REDDI Lab Clemson University

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The REDDI Lab is home to Clemson University’s first high complexity Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified facility. The goal of the CLIA labs is to provide regular, rapid testing of Clemson faculty, staff, and students and collaborate with DHEC to expand and facilitate rapid testing availability for the entire Upstate community and other institutions of higher education throughout the State.

CLIA-certified Lab

The lab employs the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing technique. Using this method, samples are placed in a PCR machine where they are heated up and cooled down multiple times. The process turns RNA into DNA and copies it repeatedly.

  • Diagnostics Lab
  • Development Lab
  • Data Analytics Lab
  • Fabrication and Rapid Prototyping Lab
  • Preclinical Development Lab
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Overhead of testing
Testing storage
Inside Clia lab

Research & Innovation

The REDDI lab is ready to go beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle new and existing challenges at the local and global levels.

Kalbaugh profile

“This lab is providing new opportunities for research, education, and teaching, This ‘all-in’ approach is enabling our team to come up with the best possible outcome not only for faculty and students but for the broader community.”

Corey Kalbaugh
Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences

Clinical Diagnostics Lab

Built from the ground up, Clemson University researchers create cutting-edge solutions to COVID-19.

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  • Collaboration between Clemson’s CLIA labs and DHEC
  • Partnership with Rymedi COVID-19 Testing Workflow Management
  • Ability to test 5,000 samples daily
  • 50 undergraduate and graduate students on staff
  • Certified through the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Act
REDDI Lab Clemson University
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