Testing every school in America.

Every student. Every week.

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Pooled Testing is How We Test Every Student, Every Week

Pooling Lowers Costs to $6 per Student without Sacrificing Accuracy
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School Districts

In charge of your district’s in-person learning plans? We want to help you bring simple, low-cost pooled testing to every school in your district.

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Schools

Questions about pooled testing? Or how to run your school’s testing program? We’re here to help.

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Families

We know navigating COVID-19 testing can be overwhelming. Visit our page for parents and guardians to learn more about how pooled testing can help protect your school community.

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So Easy a Kindergartener Can Do It

Testing Designed for K-12 Schools

Concentric is on a mission to bring students and teachers back to school with peace of mind.

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Baker announces coronavirus pool testing to be made available to all Massachusetts public schools

Boston Globe

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Why your kids’ school could stay open this winter if we ramped up COVID-19 testing

USA Today

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Pooled COVID-19 testing can help keep kids in school

Boston Globe

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Pooled COVID-19 testing could help reopen schools safely

What is pooled testing for COVID-19 and how can it help fight the virus

Here’s what pooled testing is and how it can be used for the coronavirus

Safer reopening will require millions more Covid-19 tests per day. One solution: ‘pool testing’

How It Works

Testing as Simple as A-B-C, 1-2-3

Concentric’s goal is to provide easy, affordable pooled testing for every school in America. Classroom pooling brings the cost of testing down to as low as $6/student.

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Students Self-Swab

Our test uses short, easy-to-use swabs, not the invasive brain ticklers. We like to say, “if you can pick your nose, you can take this test!”

2

Send Us Your Samples

Each classroom combines its swabs into one tube. We provide shipping materials to send samples to our lab, where we run one test per classroom.

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Get Results

If the result is negative, it’s unlikely anyone is infected. If the result is positive, someone in the classroom is most likely sick; then schools can decide next steps to stop or prevent outbreaks.

4

Get Back to Learning

Our quick and easy process takes just minutes to perform, allowing students and teachers to focus on learning. All that knowledge for the price of one test.

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  • What type of swab is used for classroom testing?

    We use easy, self-collected lower nasal swabs. The sample is taken just a half-inch inside the nostril, which makes testing much more comfortable. To quote a sixth grader in one of our pilots, “the test was not bad at all. It just tickles.”

  • How accurate is your pooled test?

    Molecular tests are highly accurate at detecting the virus that causes COVID-19. In validation studies, our test was able to correctly identify 96% of positive tests detected by the “gold standard” PCR test using a deep nasopharyngeal swab and 100% of negatives (meaning that there were no false positives).

  • What kind of tests do you offer?

    For classroom pooling, we use a testing method that detects the genetic code of the virus. For individual testing, we offer both standard PCR and rapid tests.

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DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

Testing for Colleges and Universities

Access flexible COVID-19 testing options for your school with special bulk pricing now available.

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SEAPORT TESTING CENTER

Our New Boston Test Center

Concentric has opened a test center in the Boston Seaport so that local businesses of all sizes can have access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing when it’s needed.

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From Our Blog

Our Plan To Provide Simple, Affordable Testing to Every School in America

Pooled testing dramatically lowers costs without sacrificing accuracy

December 22 2020
The Ripple Effect of COVID-19 Testing

Protecting Schools, Workplaces, and Entire Communities

December 02 2020
Types of Testing

The language of testing, what it means, and what each option can offer you

November 10 2020