COVID-19 Testing – Lakeside Union School District

COVID-19 Testing

Lakeside Union School District has partnered with Citadel Diagnostics to provide convenient, testing for staff and students.  Citadel Diagnostics will administer a “nasal swab test” using individually packaged sterile, dry swabs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What type of COVID-19 test?
    This is a PCR lab test, the gold standard for COVID-19 tests.
  1. How do I get my results?
    Once the test results are ready, you will be notified that it is ready and that you should check our secure online patient portal. Results are delivered directly to your smartphone or computer as preferred by you.
  1. How long will it take to get my results?
    The turnaround time is 24 hours from the time the sample is received at the lab. As the testing conditions can change, please stay up to date on the estimated turnaround time.
  1. What is my out of pocket cost?
    There is no Out of Pocket cost due at the testing site, however, Proof of Insurance is required to participate in PCR testing. Previously, the Federally funded program (CARES Act) covered the cost of the test.  This program is no longer available.

CLICK HERE to view Frequently Asked Questions Related to Employee COVID-19 Testing (must be signed on to your LSUSD GOOGLE Account)

Dates/Times of COVID 19 Testing Offered by LUSD

Additional Free COVID-19 Testing Centers in San Diego

Additionally, staff and students have access to other free COVID-19 Testing Sites in San Diego County. 

THIS LINK will lead you to an interactive map with testing locations, a testing schedule, and other testing options.

Staff can upload Negative COVID tests below, when needed to return to work after having been COVID positive.

Only for LUSD Staff to provide proof of COVID testing.

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