COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Birmingham clinic, lab offering COVID-19 testing just for healthcare workers

Birmingham, Alabama (April 2, 2020) – A Birmingham clinic and a private lab are making sure healthcare workers have access to tests during the coronavirus pandemic.

Acton Quick Care Clinic and Assurance Scientific Labs are offering no-contact, COVID-19 testing by appointment only for healthcare workers who are providing direct patient care in the Birmingham-area. The clinic, located in the Assurance Health Building at 2868 Acton Road in Birmingham, will be providing this service on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.


Healthcare Providers: If you would like to set up a new account, please click here to download the new account form and email it to

Patients: If you are experiencing a cough or fever or have been in contact with someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please contact your healthcare provider immediately.

In the event you do not have insurance coverage, our cash pay rate is $150.

Assurance Scientific Laboratories One of 26 Commercial Labs Offering COVID-19 Testing

Birmingham, Ala. (March 19, 2020) – Assurance Scientific Laboratories (Assurance) is one of only 26 commercial labs in the United States approved by the FDA for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) testing.*

“Assurance has tested 2,604 patients and 54 have been positive. We have new machinery arriving daily and we are continually adding staff members. This will allow us to double our current capacity within the month in order to meet the overwhelming demand,” said Dr. Chad Austin, co-founder of Assurance Scientific Laboratories.

“We’re relieved to see other commercial labs in the state and throughout the country now able to offer the testing and hope more will continue to come on board each day to help with the demand,” said Dr.Ty Thomas, Lab Director of Assurance Scientific Laboratories.

Assurance is continuing to partner with Church of the Highlands and Christ Health Center to offer drive-through testing for individuals within Alabama. Assurance continues to serve medical practices, hospitals and health systems throughout the state and across the country to run COVID-19 tests for their patients and staff.

About Assurance Scientific Laboratories

Assurance Scientific Laboratories is a highly complex R&D reference lab that develops and provides rapid diagnostic services for clinicians, hospitals, and other reference labs. We specialize in molecular and microbiologic technologies.

We currently offer testing for over 100 different pathogens which cause respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, vaginitis, skin infections, and gastrointestinal infections. Learn more at or call (855) 319-4459.

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