In-Home mobile COVID-19 RT PCR Molecular Testing (Nasal Swab), COVID-19 Rapid Antigen (Nasal Swab) and COVID-19 IgG and IgM Antibody Testing (Finger Stick) on-site results.
Acorn Laboratory is licensed by CLIA and CDPH to perform COVID-19 testing at temporary locations. We offer mobile services and on-site lab testing services. Our on-site test menu includes COVID-19 PCR, antigen, and antibody testing. All test kits used are approved for use under FDA EUA (Emergency Use Authorization). For PCR and antigen testing, you may either self-collect or our staff can collect the anterior nasal swab. The swab collection method is non-invasive. The swab enters the nostril no more than ¾ of an inch (1.5 cm). We do not collect nasopharyngeal swabs, which can enter the nostril up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) or until there is resistance in the nasal cavity.
CDC illustration on anterior nasal swabbing for COVID-19 testing
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Navigating testing requirements for international travel can be challenging due to frequent changes to regulations and requirements, therefore we recommend checking with the airline and traveling agency prior to departure for the most to date requirements. Both the COVID molecular (PCR) and antigen test we offer meet the CDC International travel requirement. discount)
CDC international travel guidelines
We offer Accula PCR testing which is considered the gold-standard for molecular testing. Its accuracy is comparable or better than the standard lab-based PCR. Additional information can be found here
We offer Abbott BinaxNOW COVID antigen testing which has one of the lowest limits of detection (LoD) among all FDA EUA antigen kits. Further details
Following CDC recommendations, the COVID-19 antibody test is currently not recommended to determine immunity to COVID-19 following vaccination. This test also should not be used to decide if you need to be vaccinated.
No, the antibody test cannot be used to diagnose a current infection. Antigen and molecular tests should be used instead.
Our staff has been vaccinated for COVID, are regularly tested for COVID, and utilize proper personal protective equipment such as gloves, face shield, lab coat, and surgical mask.