About Us

our mission

Rapid Covid Labs mission is to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, save lives, and reduce the anxiety associated with this novel coronavirus pandemic. Researchers say anywhere from 40 to 70 percent of those infected are unaware they even have the virus. Consistent testing of entire populations is needed to control the disease and eliminate the devastating effects it continues to impose on individuals, families, global societies, and markets.
Rapid Covid Labs was born out of a need to increase testing for the virus in southern California. Dr. David Pham teamed up with entrepreneur Philip Dodge to accomplish this goal. Decades of medical training and experience coupled with a research institute, and the experience of a local entrepreneur brought this team together to help mitigate the effects of Covid-19 in California.

Rapid Covid Labs provides FDA authorized Covid-19 testing to Hollywood, school districts, restaurants, businesses, and families. We provide mobile on-site platforms for production studios, restaurants and businesses as well as drive-though platforms for school districts and larger productions. The company works with numerous CLIA certified moderate and high complexity laboratories. RCL provides highly specific and sensitive molecular testing via reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and nucleic acid amplification (NAAT) technologies. We administer nasal and saliva Molecular RT-PCR as well as Abbott Rapid PCR (ID-NOW) and rapid IgG/IgM antibody - serological testing. Rapid protein based antigen testing via lateral flow immunoassay testing is anticipated soon. We administer the most current and advanced technologies. PCR testing is available in all 50 states for film and television productions. SARS-CoV-2 Infectious disease, immunology, pulmonary, and pediatric cardiology physician over-site and consulting plus proprietary medical and COVID-19 contact tracing software for film and television production. Also providing film and television studios Covid Compliance Officers, HSS staffing, on-set COVID-19 production consulting, nurses, and medical assistants from pre through post production.

Our goal is to provide industry leading FDA authorized rapid technologies with lightning fast results to our patients

Dr. David N. Pham (CMO) specializes in pulmonary medicine at his Orange County, CA practice. He also owns and operates Allianz Research Institute, a medical research institute that conducts clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Pham graduated from UCI with a degree in Biological Sciences. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine. He received additional training at the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology in Bethesda Maryland, Internal Medicine at Tulane University, and Pulmonary Science and Critical Care Medicine at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado.
Philip P. Dodge (CEO)
is a local Orange County entrepreneur. He was the founder of a medical staffing business with offices/operations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, the Central Valley and Las Vegas. Phil also built and managed business enterprises specializing in commercial real estate investments and development, metals refining and manufacturing, and biotech. He graduated from Culver Military Academy and received his degree in Business Economics from Indiana University.