Portrait of Dr. Glen Hansen

Dr. Glen Hansen

Director, Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories, Hennepin Healthcare


Under the leadership of Dr. Glen Hansen, Hennepin Healthcare has rapidly implemented molecular (PCR) testing for Covid-19. The Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory was awarded $3.8 million by the government to expand PCR testing and was one of the first laboratories in the state to provide onsite testing and support for numerous large and small health care systems, clinics, mobile testing units, and organizations. Hansen also validated saliva Covid-19 testing to test asymptomatic mass populations in a more cost-effective manner.