COVID-19 L.A.M.P. Test FAQ

COVID-19 L.A.M.P. Test FAQ

LAMP Test Ordering, Website, Results

L.A.M.P. (loop-mediated isothermal amplification)

It IS NOT a PCR, antigen or antibody test.

We will email you when they are available.

The test is typically done in 30 minutes, but it takes us some time to generate the paperwork, so it can take a couple hours. We target within 2-3 hours of your test to send you the paperwork.

A sample report can be found here.

We cannot change, modify or add to this paperwork.

The paperwork shows that it is LAMP Test, the date/time of collection, the result, patient name and DOB, the our CLIA number, several codes associated with the test, and there is a spot for your passport number.

Visit this page, read the instructions then click “buy”. Then fill out the form for that test and pay. Once you purchase we will send you a calendar invite (it may take us a few hours because we do a custom one for each person) for your appointment. This invite includes the day, time and location of the test.

We do collections every morning, 7 days a week, between 6am and 8am.

We will email you with how to download your results once they are available. Generally we target to send results out within a few hours of your test.

It will be a link to a HIPAA compliant Google Drive folder.

The state requires the demographic information for each person getting tested, so each person has to fill out the form with that information.

We can reschedule, just contact us. If you need to cancel and would like a refund, we can refund $170 (because it costs us $30 to send out refunds).

Yes it does. We are working 7 days per week.

Not for the LAMP Test. You must be 16 years old or older.

The receipt we send you when you purchase is the receipt we provide. We can put the receipt number on your test results, thus linking the two, but we will not create a custom invoice with your protected health information and insurance codes. 

We do not know and therefore cannot provide: CPT codes, diagnosis codes, provider codes, location codes, result codes, etc. We can, however, send you our Tax ID/EIN upon request. The codes on the report are what we can provide.

We also cannot simply email you an invoice because it is a violation of federal law for us to email identifiable, protected health information. This includes: Names, DOBs, Test information, home addresses, etc.

Morning Of Testing

No. We only do the collections in the morning. You are welcome to sign up for tomorrow as long as it is before 8:00pm.

Nope! We use a collection method called a “mid-turbinate” collection. It is one of the four FDA approved collection methods. It only goes about 1″ into your nose, not the 6″ that the typical hospital swab (called nasopharyngeal) goes in. You do the collection yourself (this helps us maintain social distancing). This method is arguably better because you (the patient) doesn’t pull back and you’re able to collect more media from the patient.

Check out our video below for more details.

No. It is amolecular test to see if you currently have COVID-19.

The location will be included in your calendar invite when you purchase. It is also listed on the purchase page.

We will be there with cones and signs. Pull up and and we will start the process. Stay in your car the whole time, please.

The collection is called a mid-turbinate collection. We believe it can be more accurate than the nasopharyngeal because the patient doesn’t retract in pain. Mid-turbinate is one of the 4 recommended methods by the CDC.

The test itself is a L.A.M.P. Test. IT IS NOT A PCR TEST!

The L.A.M.P. test is new allows us to run the test on site in 30 minutes. 

In a Community Testing Study, where the Lucira test was compared to a FDA authorized known high sensitivity SARS-CoV-2 test, Lucira achieved a 94% positive percent agreement (PPA) and a 98% negative percent agreement (NPA). Excluding samples with very low levels of virus that possibly no longer reflected active infection1, Lucira achieved 100% positive percent agreement.

1. La Scola B., Clinical Infectious Diseases, September 2020

Yup! We recommend social distancing of course, but if you live with your family and are all getting tested, you can all come in one car!