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COVID testing lab opens at airport

The public can get tested at the new mobile COVID-19 testing lab at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu.

The lab is near Baggage Claim 31 of Terminal 2. Cost for the test is $125 per person. Health insurance is being accepted for individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Glen Hayashida, chief executive officer of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, the organization operating the lab, said though the mobile lab is open to the public for COVID-19 screening, the unit has yet to be approved as a trusted testing partner for the state’s pre-travel testing program.

An announcement will be made once the lab is approved. “We’re close,” Hayashida said.

The state has a list of trusted testing partners where domestic passengers as well as travelers from Japan may bypass the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine if they show proof of a negative nucleic acid amplification test taken at one of the test sites 72 hours prior to their departure to Hawaii.

The city initially announced during last week’s unveiling of the lab that tests were first being offered to first responders and their families, workers of the state Department of Transportation’s Airport Division and city employees.

Free testing at the lab is being offered only to first responders and their families, airport workers and city employees.

The mobile unit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Test results for individuals are expected to be available in three to four hours.

For more information on the mobile testing lab, visit oneoahu.org/covid19-testing/#mobile.

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