Tower Lab




1-hour results with the FDA-approved BioFire® system

Tower Lab Services is pleased to announce on-site, one-hour PCR COVID-19 infection testing using the BioFire® FilmArray® system. The BioFire® Respiratory 2.1 (RP2.1) Panel with SARS-CoV-2 is an FDA EUA-authorized highly sensitive PCR test that will accurately determine if you have a current COVID-19 infection from a nasal swab and give you a certified same day, written results.


What is the testing procedure?

A cotton swab is used to collect an adequate amount of mucous from the nostrils and sent to our on-site lab for immediate analysis.


How long will I have to wait for my results?

Results will be available approximately one hour after specimen submission to our CLIA-certified lab and can be printed out for your records. (Can’t stick around for that long? Just leave us your phone number/email!)


How accurate is this test?

The test has an overall 97.1% sensitivity and 99.3% specificity. That is, this test detects 97.1% of those who are actually infected and identifies the correct virus with 99.3% accuracy.


How much does this test cost?

Medicare patients are fully covered and responsible for any copay. We bill most PPO insurance and your maximum out-of-pocket cost is $300. The cash price is $300.


Are you still offering anti-body testing?

Yes, we are still offering finger-prick blood testing for immunity antibodies for $75. This test will determine if the symptoms you may have felt weeks ago were due to COVID-19.


How do I schedule a test?

Easy, just call 310 659-0705 to book your test or contact us through


Why Is Tower offering this service?

To empower our patients with rapid, accurate and no hassle access to their Covid status.


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Joel Aronowitz, MD
8635 West 3rd Street, Suite 1090W
Beverly Hills

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 310-596-3997
Fax: 310-659-0952
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