Operation Expanded Testing (OpET)

COVID-19 testing is an essential activity that increases safety for congregate care settings as part of a comprehensive mitigation strategy. Operation Expanded Testing (OET) is a federal testing resource that may be useful to your organization. Please see the attached presentation slides for more detailed information. Providers wishing to use OET as a resource should coordinate directly with Eurofins. 


OpET at a Glance

  • No contract is needed for participation in OET.
  • No charge.  OET is 100% funded through the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
  • No exclusivity. The organization can end testing at any time for any reason.
  • All supplies are sent to testing location two (2) weeks in advance at no charge.
  • All training is supplied at no charge.
  • No charge for courier services; Eurofins will coordinate specimen pickup and supply delivery.
  • No waiting to get another sample; Auto retesting (reflex) if PCR pooled group is found to be positive.
  • No cost rapid testing. When used in conjunction with PCR pooled testing program antigen testing is available for program options.
  • 24-Hour results turnaround (TAT) for PCR testing.
  • Reporting is fully automated and HIPAA compliant using Concentric by Ginkgo.
  • Testing flexibility – facility can determine their own testing frequency; specific PCR pooled groups of 5-24 samples at a time.  
  • Staff can participate in the OET program.

If you wish to enroll or have questions related to Operation Expanded Testing please contact Eurofins:

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