COVID-19 testing by SDxLabs in Pittsburgh, PA
COVID-19 Testing by SDxLabs
Whether you require a COVID-19 test due to exposure, because you are experiencing symptoms, or you have an upcoming trip that requires a negative result, SDxLabs has a testing solution that is right for you so you can know your status quickly, with results you can trust.
SDxLabs COVID-19 testing menu
It is the patient’s responsibility to select the correct test type. SDxLabs will bill Medicare, Medicaid, or 3rd party insurance 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, are testing for events or travel, are testing for other reasons, or need customizations made to their result report, should select a self-pay option.
*Patients with insurance should not have any out-of-pocket costs for a covered COVID-19 test, but you should check with your health plan to confirm. Test costs are covered by most major insurance providers. Those without insurance are required to cover test costs.
How testing works
1. Schedule your test
To schedule your test, please use our online booking tool or call (412) 677-0664.
2. Come prepared
Please be prompt for your appointment and bring photo identification and a health insurance card if available.
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.
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.
Important information for those booking a COVID-19 test with SDxLabs
Tests are by appointment only.
Book an appointment through our online booking app or by calling the lab. Walk-ins are discouraged.
Everyone must have their own individual appointment.
Each person getting a COVID-19 test must have their own individual appointment.
Patients must wear a mask.
Wear your mask at all times during your visit for unless otherwise instructed by a lab technician.
If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19:
When you arrive, stay in your vehicle and call (412) 677-0664. A member of our team will come to you to collect your sample.
SDxLabs COVID-19 tests are Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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.
Specimen Collection Types
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.
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.