Infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Ruane created CovidTest LA, the 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 as well who send their patients who need to know their status. As a private medical practice, we are not receiving any external funding for our testing efforts.

About the test

Our PCR swab test is performed on the BD Max and Hologic Panther instruments utilizing Real-Time PCR. This test was developed and its characteristics determined by Precision Medical Laboratory. The SARS-CoV-2 probes and primers utilized by Precision Medical Laboratory have been authorized by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) under section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. 360bbb-3(b)(1).

All results are reported to LA County according to guidelines. We do comply with all regulations, testing, and reporting requirements and regularly check that we are in compliance with the latest directives.

About Dr. Peter Ruane

Dr. Ruane is an infectious disease specialist with over 30 years of experience. Dr. Ruane completed his internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) before becoming Board Certified in Infectious Diseases during his research and clinical fellowship at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His area of expertise includes HIV and Hepaitis C.