(Active infection test)
RT-PCR, Nucleic Acid (NAAT) test
FDA EUA Approved
CLIA Certified Lab
Same-day results available if testing done before 10:00 AM
Collection methods available:
Nasopharyngeal (NP) Swab
Appointments available as early as 8:00 AM
With in-network insurance*:
Our PCR based test detects viral genetic material, telling you if you currently have the virus in your body and might be infectious.
*We accept most PPO insurance plans
Rapid test (finger-prick)
Results in 24h
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 can also signal some level of immunity to the virus in the next few months.
Device: COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Cassette (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) by Healgen Scientific LLC (FDA authorization: here)
Price: $95 (please note, the $95 cost is not covered by insurance)
The $95 fee is the only charge and it covers everything related to the antibody test, including:
Safe drive-through service (max. wait time in line: 15 minutes)
COVID-19 antibody test & lab fees (fingerstick test, validated by two labs, ours and a major medical center in Beverly Hills)
Results sent to your email within 24 hours:
explanation of the test results interpreted by one of our doctors
With our in-house lab, originally developed for our infectious disease testing activities (HIV, Hepatitis C) we are able to provide PCR COVID-19 test results on the day of the testing.
Our lab is CLIA certified.
We are using the BD Max and Hologic Panther instruments, 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.