Which test is currently being used by nurses at the OUSD testing hubs?
OUSD has partnered with the California Department of Health and Valencia Branch Labs to provide COVID screenings to our staff and students. The CDPH Valencia Branch Lab kit uses a painless anterior nasal swab (see the animation and video). Swabs should not go any further than one inch into the nostril. These kits have been approved to test individuals with or without symptoms.
If a student has trouble swabbing on their own or are too young to self swab, the LVN overseeing the test will help your child take the sample.
Test results are released 48-72 hours after the sample collection date. You will receive a notification via text and/or email when your child's results are ready.
Click here for more information about the Perkin Elmer test in the CDPH Valencia Branch Lab kits.
What should I do before getting tested?
Where can my student get tested?
Click on a location marker to get navigation tips, operating hours, and registration links for both OUSD and community COVID Testing Sites.
Who can I talk to if I have more questions about student testing?