COVID-19 testing
by SDxLabs in
Pittsburgh, PA

SDxLabs offers COVID-19 PCR tests for individuals ages 3 and up. SDxLabs prides itself on its experience, superior customer service, and fast and reliable results.

SDxLabs COVID-19 testing menu

TestResult Turnaround TimeSample Collection MethodSchedule an AppointmentHow to BookDelivery/Pickup
*additional fees apply
CostPayment
PCR Test Results Next DayNext Day:
Tests taken Friday will have results on Monday
SalivaMonday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
By phone or or onlineYes$0 out of pocket costMedicare, Medicaid, 3rd party insurance, or Cares Act

Optional test delivery and pick up service - We come to you!

*Test Delivery and Pickup - $50

  • Sample kit and forms are brought to patient’s address of choice
  • Driver waits for collection and returns it to the lab
  • $50 within 15 miles of the lab and $2/mile for each additional mile over 15
  • Fee is in addition to selected test
  • Call the lab at (412) 677-0664 to schedule test delivery and pickup

We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. 

SDxLabs Mobile Van

Important information for those booking a COVID test with SDxLabs

  • Tests are by appointment only. Walk-ins are discouraged.
  • Anyone getting a COVID-19 test must have their own appointment.
  • A mask must be worn when entering the building for a COVID-19 test.
  • If you are symptomatic or have been in contact with someone who has (or is suspected to have) COVID-19, DO NOT enter the building. When you arrive call (412) 677-0664. A member of our team will come to your vehicle to collect your sam
  • It is your responsibility to select the correct test type. SDxLabs will bill Medicare, Medicaid, 3rd party insurance or Cares Act only for those experiencing symptoms or those who have been in contact with someone who has/suspected to have COVID-19.Patients who are not symptomatic or have not come into contact with a known or suspected COVID case, or are testing for events, travel, or other reasons, should select a self-pay option.

How SDxLabs COVID-19 testing works

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    1. Schedule
    your test

    To schedule your test, please use our online booking tool or call (412) 677-0664.

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    2. Come
    prepared

    Please be prompt for your appointment and bring photo identification and a health insurance card if available.

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    3. If you are symptomatic
    or suspect exposure

    Please do not enter the building. Remain in your vehicle and call (412) 677-0664 when you arrive. A member of our team will come to your vehicle to collect your sample. 

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    4. Get your
    results

    You will select your result delivery method prior to your test – email, portal, fax, or sent USPS. SDxLabs will deliver your results through your selected method.

SDxLabs COVID-19 tests are Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

PCR Testing Explained

PCR technology is considered the gold standard in diagnostic testing. This is a chemical reaction that repeatedly duplicates certain targeted segments of the virus's RNA, until there's enough of it to be detected. The targeted segments are carefully selected to be unique to the COVID-19 virus, and thus absent from other genetic material that might be present in human respiratory samples. This means we can be highly certain that any reaction and duplication occurs only with genetic material from the COVID-19 virus, and that minimizes the likelihood of false positives produced because of the test reacting with some other biological material.

Important PCR testing information

Saliva Specimen:

This testing method is equally effective as the standard nasopharyngeal swab and offers an improvement because people can collect their own sample with minimal discomfort—simply spit into a sterile tube several times. Do not eat, drink, chew gum, smoke/vape or brush teeth for at least 30 minutes prior to collecting saliva.

 

Nasal Swab Specimen:

A fluid sample is collected by inserting a long nasal swab (nasopharyngeal swab) into your nostril and taking fluid from the back of your nose or by using a shorter nasal swab (mid-turbinate swab) to get a sample.

How long will it take to receive my results?

Patient results report will be delivered via email, portal, fax, or sent USPS by end of next day for tests taken Monday through Thursday. For tests taken on Friday, results will be delivered on Monday.

Do I need insurance for this test?

SDxLabs will bill Medicare, Medicaid, 3rd party insurance or Cares Act only for those experiencing symptoms or those who have been in contact with someone who has/suspected to have COVID-19. Patients who are not symptomatic or have not come into contact with a known or suspected COVID case, or are testing for events, travel, or other reasons, should select a self-pay option. It is the responsibility of the patient to select the correct test type.

Same day COVID-19 testing for travel or events with results in just 4 hours

COVID-19 testing requirements adds a layer of complexity to travel, events, and other activities. If your upcoming trip or engagement requires a negative COVID test result, SDxLabs can help simplify the process. SDxLabs offers PCR based tests with results available in as little as 4 hours. For more information on same-day COVID-19 testing, please visit our travel and events testing page.  

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