Using Antigen Tests

As home antigen tests provide easy access and availability to testing, please be advised of the following.

Self-administered antigen tests (home kits) are best used for:

Pre-arrival to campus or as part of readiness for travel. Use two tests 24-48 hours apart (called serial testing) to confirm you are negative.

Confirmation of COVID-19 (positive test result), if accompanied by symptoms.

Personal use: At-home tests may be useful when planning gatherings or private events.

Obtaining Home Antigen Tests

On the Campuses

Antigen kits are available at the Customer Service Centers in USC Housing, the USC Bookstores, and the Engemann (UPC) and Eric Cohen (HSC) Student Health Centers. Kits are available for all students, faculty, and staff.