Same-day COVID-19 testing for travel and events in Pittsburgh, PA

COVID-19 testing requirements adds a layer of complexity to travel and other activities. If your upcoming engagement  requires a negative COVID test result, SDxLabs can help simplify the process.

Plan ahead and research your destination’s COVID-19 testing requirements

Some destinations require testing before travel and/or after arrival. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the United States. You will want to research what type of COVID test will be accepted for your trip. Universally, the molecular PCR test is the most widely accepted test type for travel. Some destinations will also accept an Antigen test.

COVID-19 same-day testing Menu

Test For use when Result Turnaround Time Sample Collection Method Schedule an Appointment How to Book Cost
Payment
We accept
all major credit
cards, checks,
and cash.
PCR TestPatient has COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed24-48 hours for tests taken Monday through Friday. For tests taken on Saturday, results will be delivered by end-of-day Monday.SalivaMonday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm Saturday
8:00am – 4:00pm
By phone or or online$0 out of pocket costsMedicare, Medicaid, or 3rd party insurance
PCR Test
Next Day Results
Traveling or other activities that require a negative testNext day for tests taken Monday through Friday. For tests taken on Saturday, results will be delivered on Monday.SalivaMonday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm Saturday
8:00am – 4:00pm
By phone or or online$125Self-pay
PCR Test
Results in 4 Hours
Traveling or other activities that require a negative test4 hoursNasal Swab Monday – Saturday
8:00am – 1:00pm
By phone or or online$250Self-pay

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.
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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 experience symptoms

    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.

About SDxLabs COVID-19 Tests

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

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.

PCR Testing Information

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.

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.

Patient results report will be delivered via email, portal, or fax within 4 hours from arriving at lab. 

Frequently asked questions

Time requirements may vary based on your destination. Be sure to research when you need to get tested so you do not schedule your test too early or late. Testing too early or late could result in missing your trip or needing to self-quarantine.