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PCR Testing for Schools
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Gold-Standard PCR Testing


Simple saliva-based tests make sample collection simple and easy, even for elementary school grades.

School Districts

Medio has enough testing capacity to test every student and staff member in your district twice per week.


Medio extends the same test pricing to every family member in the school community to keep everyone in student pods safe.

Why Medio Lab tests are better than "pooled testing"

Medio Labs can offer the industry’s most accurate results (highest sensitivity and specificity) at the lowest possible cost. The new process has received an Emergency Use Approval [E.U.A.] from the FDA, and all testing is performed in a CLIA certified laboratory operated either by UCLA or Medio Labs.

With pooled testing, anytime a pooled sample tests positive, everyone in the pool must be retested. Medio’s advanced molecular barcode system maintains all the scale and cost benefits of pooled testing, but generates definitive positive and negative test results for every individual sample submitted, with no retesting or additional costs or delays. 

Simple saliva kit delivery and return process makes 
collection and reporting easy, even in kindergarten

  1. Barcoded sample collection kits with saliva vials, funnels, alcohol swabs and shipping cassettes are shipped in bulk to your school.
  2. Automated matching between student’s registration records and sample barcode for easy registration and collection..
  3. All Individual test kit, bar code, and contact info, symptom questionnaire answers are securely stored on HIPAA compliant cloud servers.
  4. Samples dropped off at a Medio collection site are  shipped to the nearest Medio Lab and processed for next-day results.

Need a custom solution?

Let Medio experts tailor a program for your school

Whatever your COVID-19 needs, our team of renowned experts offer their professional services to help your organization understand, plan for, and manage all aspects of your organization’s pandemic response from general analytics to school risk assessment and recommend health and safety upgrades to your operations.  Medio Labs experts will design the best system to meet your needs and regularly examine your data to identify hot spots and minimize COVID-19 infection rates, outbreaks, and school closures.   Medio for Schools is an essential tool for students, staff, and families to feel safe in these risky times of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Phillip Alvelda

CEO & Chairman
Phillip is a scientist & teacher turned serial entrepreneur, with leadership stints at NASA, MicroDisplay, MobiTV, the Westminster Institute for Science Education, and DARPA's Biological Technologies Office that invested to create the pandemic prediction and warning systems, Moderna, and BioNTech.

Zvi Huber

Chief Operating Officer
Zvi leads the company's operations and technology development divisions, and has a history of advanced sensing and global IoT services, with Orbcomm, Lutron, and Sfara.

Robert Galloway

Business Development & Sales
SVP & founding shareholder for Vanguard Health Systems; SVP, Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation; General Securities Principal for Columbia Hospital Securities, Inc.; Initiated and developed two U.S. public companies for Ramsay Health Care, Ltd., including expansion into the U.K.

Choose Standard or End-to-end Services

Use Medio to manage COVID-19 and focus on what your school does best...educating students.

Service Elements

Standard Self-managed services End-to-end Concierge Service
Next-gen Sequencing based PCR …better than Gold-Standard    
HIPAA compliant data service for best-in class data privacy    
Web Application for simple & fast test registration    
CDC COVID-19 Questionnaire for daily digital screening    
Web application based Health Pass shows staff “Work Ready”    
Automated Results reporting to parents, schools, state & county    
Weekly test kit delivery with all vials and return shipping packaging School Managed Medio Managed
On-site staff manages sample collection & return to Labs for test School Managed Medio Managed
Business analytics & management web portal, dashboards    
Support for wide range of facilities access control solutions    
Consulting services on COVID trends, policy &abatement measures  


$20 – $45*

$30 – $55*

* Minimum test volume & term commitment required for best pricing.

** Test expenses are billed first to health insurance, then tests for those not covered by insurance are billed to state and federal funds (CARES act), and finally, those covered by neither are billed to schools. Pricing includes all software, setup, introductory training & support. Medio’s funding experts will help you tap local, state, and federal aid as well as family insurance coverage to minimize your school’s out-of-pocket expenses.

*** Discounted educational pricing is made available elusively to  school communities through generous state, federal and philanthropic subsidies.  Commercial pricing can be found on the Medio Labs page.

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