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Covid Testing

Accelerated Clinical Laboratories (ACL) is providing COVID-19 testing services at multiple MMSD School sites.

Rapid antigen and PCR testing will be available to all students, staff, volunteers as well as parents/guardians/siblings involved in pick up/drop off of a student. Anyone with a reason to be at a school site may be tested.

Reminder: Home rapid antigen tests are not acceptable for a symptomatic student to return to school. Please obtain a rapid antigen test through a school testing site, Public Health Madison Dane County, or other community testing location.

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MMSD COVID Testing Clinic Locations and Hours

Accelerated Clinical Laboratories (ACL) is providing COVID-19 testing services at multiple MMSD School sites.

Registration through Covid Connect is required. Here are the hours and directions for each testing site.

Free COVID-19 Testing for Students and Staff

Testing helps reduce community spread and keeps schools operating safely. Testing individuals who are symptomatic or close contacts helps enable rapid detection of cases in the school community and reduce or prevent school outbreaks.

Through a collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, we are partnering with a testing vendor called Accelerated Clinical Laboratories (ACL) to provide free testing to symptomatic students, staff, volunteers, as well as parents/guardians/siblings involved in the pick up/drop off of a students. Anyone with a reason to be at a school site may get tested. If a student or staff member tests positive, ACL will also provide free testing to any close contacts, including household members.

Students (only with written consent of parent/guardian) and staff will be able to get tested at their school site for convenience, but are welcome to be tested at another school. Students will visit ACL only when accompanied by a family member or staff member.

Accelerated Clinical Laboratories will offer two test types:

  • Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test
  • PCR COVID-19 Test

I didn’t receive my results, who should I call?

If you have not received results after 72 hours, please contact the DHS Hotline for results. 866-419-6988

Due to the sensitive nature of COVID-19 testing, ACL is unable to provide:

  • ACL cannot make any recommendations in regard to returning to school.
  • ACL cannot discuss testing methods or accuracy.
  • ACL cannot make health recommendations or give advice.
  • ACL cannot release patient rapid antigen results to anyone but the patient or consenting adult.

Please contact your school nurse for instructions on returning to school or work.

Register for Testing

To Access the COVID Connect Registration Site Click Here

At the end you will be asked to choose a site, the school sites are not listed, choose the blue box at the top of the screen that says testing at a non-public site. Once registered, you will receive an email with a QR code that you can show on your phone when you arrive.

Wisconsin COVID Connect System pre-registration instructions

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Want a COVID-19 rapid test delivered to your mailbox? US households can order them now from US Postal Service :
  • Limit of 1 order/address
  • One order includes 4 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
Visit to place your order!

Rapid Antigen Testing

Recommended for anyone who is symptomatic, it provides results in 15 minutes. If a symptomatic individual’s rapid antigen test is negative, DHS recommends a confirmatory PCR test. This test can also be used for anyone who is a close contact to a positive case. It is recommended to test at least 5 days after the last date of exposure to the positive case. A confirmatory PCR is recommended for asymptomatic staff or students who test positive with a rapid antigen test.

PCR Confirmatory Testing

Available through Accelerated Clinical Laboratories as well as some schools sites, please check with your school health office. Test results are usually available in 24-48 hours depending on testing volume. PCR tests are used to confirm a symptomatic individual's negative rapid antigen result and can also be used for anyone who is a close contact to a positive case.

Accelerated Clinical Labs

Exciting news! Accelerated Clinical Labs will continue to offer testing in Dane County inside a new space at the Alliant Energy Center.

  • East lobby of the Coliseum
  • Starting on April 3rd
  • 10:00am-6:00pm
  • 7 days a week
  • Walk-ins & appointments welcome

Make an appointment here