Testing will be required for e-learners’ return to campus, the school will schedule dates for testing. LJCDS will use the Sofia SARS Antigen FIA, Sofia 2 analyzers
, which provides automated and objective results in 15 minutes. Symptomatic Testing:
The school will continue to test students, faculty and staff who are symptomatic with the rapid antigen test, which provides results within 15 minutes.Asymptomatic Testing:
La Jolla Country Day School and UC San Diego EXCITE Lab have partnered to implement a reoccurring PCR testing program during the school year for students, faculty and staff on a three-week cycle. The PCR test
detects the virus’s genetic material through a nasal swab. The test can be self-administered under the watchful eye of our trained team on individuals 13 years of age and older. The results will be processed within 24 hours.
An individual’s insurance will pay for the rapid antigen testing. If insurance does not pay for the testing, the school will absorb the cost. The recurring testing through UCSD is being paid in total by LJCDS.
Athletes are tested once a week by PHM Laboratory, Inc.
PMH utilizes Thermo Scientific Taq-Pac and Sequonce as their COVID-19 antigen testing platforms. They are both Real-Time PCR test methods with 99% sensitivity and 99% specificity rates, making the platform highly sensitive.
PMH will bill participant’s health insurance for COVID-19 testing. If insurance does not cover the cost, PMH will absorb the cost. Families and employees should not pay any bills.
At this time, testing will be available for faculty, staff and students only.