Any residents interested in being tested may sign up for an appointment online at https://rapidscreen.as.me/bluffdale on a first-come, first-served basis. The screening costs $69.99 (may be reimbursable by health insurance plans), payable by credit or debit card at the time of booking. Appointments are booked in 30-minute increments throughout each day and conducted in a drive-thru setting. Results are provided within 15-20 minutes.
Testing will be conducted by Utah-based RapidScreen Solutions, LLC (RSS) using testing kits manufactured in the United States from New York-based Chembio. The test is a lateral flow blood test that has Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA. Using a finger-stick test, a small (drop) blood sample is taken from a finger and placed on a test strip to detect two different antibodies in the subject’s blood: IgM and IgG. Positive results indicate the likelihood of a current or past COVID-19 infection.
In addition, RSS will randomly administer a saliva-based DNA test to some test subjects. Draper-based Spectrum Solutions manufactures the saliva tests that detect active COVID-19 infection, rather than detecting antibodies. Any person who tests positive for antibodies will also receive the saliva test to confirm active COVID-19 infection.
The testing will be conducted in full compliance with FDA and CLIA requirements. The test results will not be diagnostic, but are designed to provide valuable data about the COVID-19 infection rate. Residents can expect the following to occur when participating in the testing process:
1. The individual will register for an appointment time and pay for the test ($69.99) via https://rapidscreen.as.me/bluffdale
2. The individual will report to the test site at their appointed time, remain in their vehicle and follow the traffic directions to a health professional who will administer the test. There will be several lines for vehicles to cue into for testing.
3. The individual will present their hand out of their vehicle window for a quick finger prick to have the test administered.
4. The individual will pull their vehicle into the designated waiting area and await their test results.