Ask a Doctor and Get an Answer to Your Medical Question ASAP
You certainly should be taking precautions, and hopefully the lab is screening people before they get to anyone in the lab. Obviously if someone is exhibiting symptoms -- the patient should have a mask on, as well as yourself to protect yourself.
But you are an essential part of the healthcare team here, and so staying at home (while being the "safest") may not be the best overall.
But of course, please talk to your manager about how you can be utilized to help, but in the safest possible manner.
Best of luck.
I sincerely hope that I have helped you, and that I have earned my 5 star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen ( rating me now does not close your question). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know. Thank you!