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UNLV Medicine to Expand Capacity at COVID-19 Curbside Testing Operation




With support from the Nevada National Guard, UNLV Medicine will expand curbside testing, gradually increasing capacity from 150 to 300 tests per day. Tests are by appointment only.

UNLV Medicine, the clinical arm of the UNLV School of Medicine, which has been conducting curbside COVID-19 testing since Monday, March 23rd, and to date has tested more than 3,000 Southern Nevadans, is making appointments to test more members of the public who meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for testing.

UNLV Medicine will work with the Nevada National Guard to expand its testing capacity after Governor Steve Sisolak activated an additional 700 additional National Guard members Tuesday.

Individuals exhibiting symptoms as defined by the CDC, or who have been in direct contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, should call (702) 583-4408 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday – Friday for an appointment to be tested. All callers will be asked a series of questions to determine if they meet the CDC criteria and will be screened again upon arrival.

Nasal swab tests will be administered in the parking area outside UNLV Medicine, located at 1125 Shadow Lane in Las Vegas. Patients should arrive on location at their appointment time, and they’ll be directed to a drive-up testing station where a medical professional conducts the test with the patient remaining in the vehicle.

There will be no out-of-pocket cost to the patient, who should expect to receive test results in 5-7 days. The results of all tests, both positive and negative, will be reported to the Southern Nevada Health District.

UNLV Medicine anticipates providing curbside COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday through May 1st, or until the supply of tests is depleted.

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