On-campus COVID-19 Testing Center

The LMU COVID Testing Center provides voluntary surveillance PCR testing to those who live or work on campus or have campus access. Please note that testing is available to LMU students, staff, faculty, and contractors only. 

As of August 1, 2022 appointments are no longer needed. Simply register for your reusable personalized QR code, and show the QR code any time you visit the Testing Center.

If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has COVID, do not come to the COVID Testing Center. Immediately begin self-isolating or self-quarantining, and call or email the LMU COVID Support Team. COVID Support can be reached 7 days a week, including holidays, at 310.568.6868 or COVIDSupportTeam@lmu.edu.

This page updated on Aug. 1, 2022 to reflect the new registration process and updated testing center hours.

  • Testing Center Location: Burns Recreation Center Atrium

    Hours starting August 1, 2022:

    • Sundays: CLOSED
    • Mondays: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.\
    • Fridays: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Saturdays: CLOSED

    Please note, the testing center will be closed on university holidays and certain timeframes surrounding them. Testing regimens will still be expected to be met around any closures. The most up-to-date hours and availability can be seen when scheduling an appointment.

    Appointments are not required, but you must show your personalized QR code at the window when you arrive. To register for your one-time QR code, please visit inspirediagnostics.com/lmu or use the Rave Guardian App under the Lion Health tab. Your QR code will be valid for all future visits to the LMU COVID Testing Center.

    For the location, hours of operation, and appointment link for the testing center at the Loyola Law School, please visit the LLS Testing Center page

  • Test results are generated within 48 hours from the time they’re received at the lab. This can be up to 72 hours from the time of test, depending on the time you test.

    Individuals will receive an email and/or text notification (their preference) when their test results become available. They will click on the provided link, verify their identity, and have access to the results.

    We ask that you please wait 72 hours from the time of your test before contacting the COVID Testing Team for assistance. The COVID Testing Team may be reached at COVIDTesting@lmu.edu.

  • Due to the limited number of rapid antigen tests currently available, antigen tests are only available to students, faculty, or staff who:

    • Are testing out of isolation
    • Are recommended to take a rapid antigen test by the LMU COVID Support Team
  • LMU currently uses a gentle Anterior Nasal PCR (molecular) Test. 

  • Those individuals approved for campus access, who are not part of a mandatory testing schedule, may come for voluntary testing during our regular hours. Please have your personalized QR code ready when you arrive.

  • After you've completed the registration process, you will receive a confirmation message via email or text message (your choice). That message will include a QR code, which will be your ticket to the testing center. 

    When you arrive, an LMU COVID Testing Center representative will scan your QR code and provide you with a test kit. You will be directed into the Testing Center where you can sanitize your hands, and a healthcare provider will coach you through swabbing your own nose. It is quick and painless – the swab only goes about 1” into your nose. Once you complete your test, you will place it in the designated box and sanitize your hands before exiting 

  • Any individual who is approved for campus access (including students, faculty, staff, and approved visitors) may get tested at the LMU COVID Testing Center. Students who are symptomatic or who have been exposed to a known positive COVID case should coordinate testing through the LMU COVID Support Team (310.568.6868) 

  • If you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you should not get tested again unless directed by a medical professional, the COVID Testing Team, or the COVID Support Team, as current research shows that an individual who was COVID positive will continue to test positive for up to 90 days.  

  • Starting Jan. 24, 2022, those who are not up to date on their vaccine/booster are required to test weekly. 

    Those who have an exemption or are not fully vaccinated are still required to get tested twice per week. Voluntary testing for fully vaccinated individuals is also available by appointment.

  • LMU is currently offering testing for free to students and employees (including contractors who regularly work on our campus).

  • The screen displaying your test results cannot be substituted for an official report, but an official report can be obtained through your result notification. Click on the provided link, verify your identity, and when your result appears, click on the “Download Official Test Results” link in the top right corner.

  • LMU Student Health Services and LMU’s COVID Support Team will have access to results to provide support for individuals who are COVID-19 positive, facilitate contact investigations, and expeditiously initiate the isolation or quarantine process. Results are also automatically provided to the CDC and the LA County Department of Public Health as mandated.   

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, please immediately return to your residence and follow the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health'sHome Isolation Instructions. TheCOVID Support Teamwill contact you shortly to provide you with further instructions and support. If you are an employee on campus, please notify your supervisor and leave campus without delay. We understand that this is unsettling news, and we are here to support you. 

    Contact your healthcare provider if you feel ill and require medical care. Students who are experiencing symptoms should contact Student Health Services at 310.338.2881. 

    Call 911 if you are experiencing emergency warning signs, such as difficulty breathing, pressure or pain in your chest, bluish lips or face, or confusion or difficulty waking up. 

  • Your privacy is our priority. All test results reside in a HIPAA protected database. Test results and all other protected information that is discovered during the contact investigation remains confidential per HIPAA and FERPA. 

  • Surveillance testing is defined by public health officials as the testing used to detect transmission hot spots or to better understand disease trends in an environment. It is an effective public health strategy to slow the spread of a communicable disease during periods of high community transmission as testing may identify those who are infectious but pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic.

    At this time, in accordance with L.A. County Department of Public Health recommendations, surveillance testing is not in effect at LMU.

  • We are happy to help you through this process. Please contact the COVID Testing Team at COVIDTesting@lmu.edu and allow 2 business days for a response.