CLIA-waived-COVID-19-Antigen-Testing-Program Next Steps for Starting Your CLIA-waived COVID-19 Antigen Testing Program

Next Steps for Starting Your CLIA-waived COVID-19 Antigen Testing Program

​​​1. Onboard to Primary Platform for Antigen Test​​​ing: 

Look for an email from Primary and follow instructions. Primary 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 Information Privacy & Security Training.

3.   Receive A​​​​ntigen 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-on Training Session and Competency Quiz: 

Training is required for all personnel who will participate in BinaxNOW testing (including supervising sample collection, reading tests, and reporting results). Click on a link below to schedule training for a date AFTER you will have tests (at least 10 business days after your shipment email).

CDPH Training Registration Links:

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 Competency Quiz 100% score
  • Complete the CDPH Information Privacy & Security Training

Helpful Learning Materials

Additional resources and videos:

Video of children self-swabbing

Video of self-swabbing for COVID-19