CLIA-waived-COVID-19-Antigen-Testing-Program Next Steps to Join the Community Rapid Antigen Testing Program (CLIA-waiver)

Next Steps to Join the Community Rapid Antigen Testing Program (CLIA-waiver)

​​​​Updates as of July 27​​​​​, 2023

  • Updated contact information and links

1. Onboard to Primary.Health Platform for Antigen Testing

Look for an email from Pri​mary.Health and follow instructions. Primary.Health is the platform you will use to report test results.

2. Complete CDPH Information Privacy & Security Training

All staff who will be involved with antigen testing (including supervising sample collection, reading tests, and ​reporting results) are required to review and attest to CDPH Information Privacy & Security Training.

Please provide your staff with your organization's Unique ID identifying your organization within our system. Access the CDPH Informati​​on Privacy & Security Training.

3.   Receive Antigen Tests

Organizations will be sent 320 tests and 10 positive controls (in silver packages) for initial training. Tests are usually sent within 10 business days after signing the MOU.

4.   Complete hands-o​​​​n Training Session & Compete​​n​cy Quiz

Training is required for all personnel​ who will participate in BinaxNOW testing (including supervising sample collection, reading tests, and reporting results).  When registering for training please choose a date AFTER you will have tests (at least 10 business days after your shipment email).

Register for our Traini​​ngs

Hands-on training requires a computer or phone camera so instructors can watch your staff preform tests. Each staff member will need:

  • 2 Antigen test cards

  • 1 Plain white swab

  • 1 Silver-packaged swab

  • 1 Reagent bottle (can be shared)

  • 1 Pair of gloves

  • 1 Face mask

  • Eye protection (recommended)

During hands-on CDPH training, the trainee must:

  • Successfully perform positive and negative controls

  • Pass the CDPH Training Quiz with 100% score

  • Complete the CDPH Information Privacy & Security Training

Helpful Learning M​​aterials

Additional Resources and​​ V​​ideos


Originally Published on October ​​​12, 2022​​​