SAFE DRIVE-THRU Testing
The Gold Standard COVID-19 Test
RT-PCR Nucleic Acid (NAAT) Molecular Test
CLIA Certified Lab, FDA EUA Approved
for All Tests
All results sent by midnight.
(If you need it even sooner, let us know and we might be able to accommodate you.)
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Active infection test
Accepted for Travel ✈︎
RT-PCR, Nucleic Acid (NAAT) test
FDA EUA Approved
CLIA Certified Lab
Same-day results (by midnight)
Collection methods available:
Nasopharyngeal (NP) Swab
Appointments available as early as 8:00 AM
With in-network insurance*:
Our PCR test detects viral genetic material, telling you if you currently have the virus in your body and might be infectious.
Our test is accepted for travel (except for the State of Hawaii) and comes with a travel and lab certificate. Please note, most insurance plans only reimburse for medically necessary tests.
*We accept most PPO insurance plans
(Testing for the presence of
long term antibodies
due to past infection or vaccination)
Results by midnight
This test can tell you if you already had the COVID-19 virus and possibly already cleared it from your system. The presence of antibodies also signals some level of immunity to the virus.
Received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine already?
Your IgG antibodies should start showing up after 2 to 3 weeks, and this test can show their presence.
Price: $35 (please note, the $35 cost is not covered by insurance)
The $35 fee is the only charge and it covers everything related to the antibody test, including:
Safe drive-through service (max. wait time in line: 10 minutes)
COVID-19 antibody test & lab fees
Results sent to your email within 24 hours
Our CLIA Certified Lab
Our instruments are FDA EUA authorized for SARS-CoV-2 molecular diagnostic tests. Please find below the specific information in case you would like to check this against your travel requirements:
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)
BD SARS-CoV-2/Flu for BD MAX System
Real-time RT-PCR, Multi-analyte
Real-time RT-PCR, Pooling, Screening
The tests are run in our high complexity CLIA certified lab.
The BD Max and Hologic Panther instruments are both highly sought after for COVID-19 testing. Tests done on these machines satisfy most country's travel requirements.
Drive-through testing is currently the fastest and safest way to test for COVID-19, keeping potential exposure to an absolute minimum. You drive up to the tent for the test and you stay in the car for the entire visit.
The administrative fees for the tests support the quick turnaround times, setup, maintenance, operation, reporting, and staffing of the drive-through. We do not receive city or county funding. We also understand that there are patients who can't afford this and prefer to seek out free testing operations in the city.
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Ruane created the CovidTest LA pop-up/boutique testing site for his patients in March 2020 as an alternative to the large-scale public testing with the aim to provide easy, safe and fast access to testing and results.
Since then it has grown to be a trusted testing site of other referring doctors, companies, and film studios. As a private medical practice, we are not receiving any external funding for our testing efforts. We do comply with all regulations, testing, and reporting requirements.