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  • Free COVID-19 testing begins Jan. 25 at Kino Event Center

    Jan 24, 2022 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Health Department and Paradigm Laboratories will begin free COVID-19 PCR testing Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Kino Event Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way. The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

    PCR tests are performed in the laboratory and identify fragments of  Kino Event CenterCOVID-19. These tests are highly sensitive but do require laboratory processing. Patients typically receive results in 24 to 48 hours.

    To register for a test, go to pima.gov/covid19testing and click on the "Make Appointment Online Now" link, or go straight to Paradigm's Labfinder site. You also can call 855-452-2346 to schedule an appointment.

    Testing is open to anyone age 2 or older.

    Walk-in tests can be handled on a limited basis, but registering ahead of time is preferred to cut down on wait times. Testing is expected to continue at the Center for at least two months.

    Paradigm is conducting the tests for the County and is promising fast results, depending on the volume of individuals seeking a test. People seeking a test do not need a doctor’s order to get the test.

    “Widespread testing for anyone who has symptoms or who has been exposed, or thinks they have been exposed, is absolutely vital for getting control of this virus,” said Pima County Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen.