Testing Guidance


Prioritizing Patients for Testing

Setting Up Testing Sites

Testing Referrals

Providers who are not offering testing can refer their patients who need testing to our Testing for COVID-19 page where they can find testing locations near them.

Testing at Commercial Laboratories

Large commercial laboratories and other non-public health referral laboratories are offering COVID-19 testing. Providers should send specimens to these laboratories. ACPHD approval is NOT REQUIRED for testing done at commercial laboratories. According to the California Department of Public Health, a CDC PUI number or COVID-19 ID number is also not required for testing at these facilities.

Testing at Alameda County Public Health Laboratory

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