On-Site COVID-19 Testing

The Lab offers voluntary testing for COVID-19 to asymptomatic employees who regularly work at a Lab site. Teleworkers who need to be tested should use a community testing site or consult with their personal health care provider (see information below). On-site testing is provided at no cost to the employee and is voluntary. All information is appropriately protected.

On-site workers who are ill or have been in close contact with someone who is symptomatic for COVID-19 should not come on site and should contact their personal health care provider for testing and follow-up care.

Testing Eligibility

Testing Locations and Hours

Instructions & Other On-Site Testing Information

Employees are eligible for this testing if they have completed the following steps:

    • Received supervisor authorization to be working at a Lab site

    • Have been assigned to, and accepted conditions of, a WPC Activity with the Lab’s COVID-19 controls

    • Completed LBL0012 Training (Working Safely At LBNL During COVID-19 Pandemic)

    • Badged-in in the past 60 days

    • Are asymptomatic

You will need to electronically sign a consent form to schedule your test, which includes granting permission for your results to be shared with public health authorities and with the Lab's Health Services.

At this time we are only extending a testing invitation to employees; however, if this changes you will be notified.


Information about how to schedule your test will arrive in an email from BasisDX.

Hill site

Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the cafeteria lobby (Building 54)

Potter Street

Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Potter Street patio

Please park on 5th Street and enter the patio from the sidewalk. If you park in the lot you will need to walk around the building to enter the patio.

Download the diagram that illustrates the parking and the entrance to the patio.

  • The test is an anterior nasal swab.

  • The vendor performing the test is Basis Diagnostics, Inc.

  • At this time we are only extending a testing invitation to employees; however, if this changes you will be notified.

  • If you have received an email invitation to obtain a COVID-19 test, you can make an appointment at least one day in advance. Log in with your Lab email and your birthdate. You can toggle using the icons on the top left between scheduling and seeing your results. After you click on "Consent" you can select the date by clicking on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, then selecting the time in the dropdown menu. Click "Submit".

  • Results will come to you via email from accounts@basisdx.org.

  • If you have a technical issue scheduling an appointment, contact covid@basisdx.org.

  • If you have questions regarding the Lab’s testing process contact covidinfo@lbl.gov.

Community Testing