Onsite COVID-19 Testing

If you need to get a COVID-19 test onsite at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, there will be an onsite mobile testing unit (sponsored by LumiraDx and Radeas Laboratory) outside the main entrance (Gate 4) of the McCormick Place Convention Center. Here, attendees can obtain a free molecular COVID-19 test on a first come, first served basis.

  • Tests distributed on a first come, first served basis – no appointments necessary.
  • Results are international travel approved.
  • You can either pick up a self-collection kit and return it at a later time or collect your nasal sample at the mobile testing unit.
  • Once you collect your sample, you’ll be given a QR code. Scan the QR code and complete your profile information as directed. Results will then be texted to you in 30-60 minutes from sample collection.

Mobile Testing Unit Hours

Saturday, July 23

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 24

6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, July 25

6 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 26

6 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27

6 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 28

7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Quidel will give away 5,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits at the Quidel Booth (#418) on the Clinical Lab Expo show floor. Please note, however, that these at-home tests can’t be used to gain entry to the meeting, since you will need to go to the exhibit hall to obtain one.

  • 2 tests in each giveaway kit.
  • The test is intended to be used twice over two to three days, with at least 24 hours and no more than 36 hours between tests.
  • The test is authorized for home use with gentle self-collected anterior nasal (nares) swab samples.
  • The swab is swirled in a tube of reagent solution, then removed, before a test strip is inserted in the same tube. After 10 minutes, you can take the strip out of the tube and see your results.