Paradigm Laboratories today announced the opening of three additional COVID-19 testing collection sites in metro Phoenix area to aid the State of Arizona’s increased demand for free community testing. The opening of these new locations in Phoenix, Chandler and Mesa will increase Arizona’s testing capacity by nearly 7,000 additional appointments per week.
Working in strategic collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), the no insurance required, free COVID-19 community testing collection sites include:
|Location||Address||Testing Open||Register for Appointment/
|St. Vincent de Paul||420 W. Watkins Rd. Phoenix AZ 85003||December 28, 2020||www.aztestnow.com
|Mesa Gateway Airport Parking Lot (free validated parking)||7255 E. Ray Rd.
Mesa AZ 85212
|January 4, 2021||www.aztestnow.com
|Northeast corner of Alamo Parking Lot||4955 S. Arizona Ave
Chandler AZ 85248
|January 5, 2021||www.aztestnow.com
Free community COVID-19 collection at these sites consists of molecular diagnostic RT-qPCR testing using Nasopharyngeal swab method, considered the gold standard by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Turnaround time for results is 24-48 hours. Patient results are obtained using the scheduling site. Antibody testing is not available at these locations.
“We’re grateful for our partnership with Paradigm Laboratories and the Arizona Department of Health Services to bring additional COVID-19 testing to the people we serve and the larger community in south Phoenix,” said Shannon Clancy, Associate CEO, Society of St. Vincent de Paul. “Working together, we continue to make significant strides for helping to protect the most vulnerable among us.”
Paradigm’s COVID-19 ‘one-stop-shop’ solution for state/county government and private business encompasses a unique, all-inclusive approach that includes specimen collection, logistics (specimen delivery) and laboratory processing.
“Paradigm emerged as a focal point in community testing in Pima County (Tucson) in July with great success,” said Steven Kelly, COO of Paradigm Site Services. “Working in partnership with government and private business, we continue to expand our Arizona footprint based on our ability to quickly set-up mobile sites and our effective turnaround in COVID-19 collection, testing and diagnosis.” He added, “We will continue to identify more opportunities to assist during this pandemic and to help do our part to keep Arizonans safe and healthy.”
Since July 2020, Paradigm has collected and processed over 400,000 COVID-19 tests within Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Maricopa Counties.
For more information on COVID-19, visit the ADHS website.
Headquartered in Arizona, Paradigm Laboratories (Paradigm) is a full service, state-of-the-art laboratory with extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of molecular laboratory testing, processing, and reporting services. Paradigm is at the forefront of creating innovative testing processes for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing that creates a seamless process for delivering information to front-line health care providers and patients. In addition to its ‘one-stop-shop’ COVID-19 specimen collection, logistics (specimen delivery) and laboratory processing solution for government and private business sectors, the veteran-owned Paradigm Laboratories offers other testing including PCR infectious disease testing, upper respiratory disease testing and wound testing.