Testing

This information can change, please double-check sources for information, and continue to monitor sources or back here for updates.

Currently testing is becoming much more widely available for COVID-19, not just in Oregon, but across the country. The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory is committed to prioritizing tests for those who are more seriously ill, high-risk exposures, those at higher risk for complications, and rapid testing for facilities with exposures. 

OHA COVID-19 Testing Guidance

 If you think you are in need of a COVID-19 test, please contact your primary care provider to see if they have testing capabilities.  If you do not have insurance or are unable to access testing through your PCP, please contact 211 to find testing resources in your area.  Testing locations, requirements, results time and cost vary across providers and change frequently.  Please contact 211 or search Testing Sites to find a testing resource that best meets your need. 

Two kinds of testing are now available, viral and antibody testing.  The former tells you if you have a current infection and the latter tell if you previously had an infection.  Please be aware it can take 1-3 weeks after an infection for the body to build antibodies.  At this time, we do not know if having antibodies to the virus can protect from reinfection or how long that protection may last. 

CDC Antibody Testing Info

CDC Viral Testing Info

The FDA has a approved some Test at Home Kits for COVID-19.  Individuals must have known exposure or symptoms to be eligible for a kit.  There may be additional costs associated with at home kits. 

Pixel LabCorp At Home COVID-19 Test Kit

EverlyWell At Home COVID-19 Test Kit