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SDxLabs

SDxLabs

4.76(127 reviews)
1501 Preble Ave, PA 152331501 Preble Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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SDxLabs, Event Testing

SDxLabs

1501 Preble Ave, PA 152331501 Preble Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Qualitox Labs

Qualitox Labs

4.77(60 reviews)
1556 Island Ave, PA 151361556 Island Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

526 Penn Ave, PA 15222526 Penn Ave
OpenWed 6:30 am - 10:15 am
  • Mon 6:30 am - 10:15 am
  • Tue 6:30 am - 10:15 am
  • Wed 6:30 am - 10:15 am
  • Thu 6:30 am - 10:15 am
  • Fri 6:30 am - 10:15 am
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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Central Wellness Outreach Center, Pittsburgh

Central Wellness Outreach Center

127 Anderson St, PA 15212127 Anderson St
OpenWed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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  • Fri10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hill House Health Center

Hill House Health Center

1835 Centre Ave, PA 152191835 Centre Ave
OpenWed 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • FriClosed
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North Side Christian Health Center

North Side Christian Health Center

816 Middle St, PA 15212816 Middle St
OpenWed 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • MonClosed
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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UPMC South Side, Mercy Out-Patient Center

UPMC South Side

2000 Mary St, PA 152032000 Mary St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 3:55 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 3:55 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 3:55 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 3:55 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 3:55 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 3:55 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The staff at the UPMC Southside Vaccination clinic are truly amazing. Selfless, compassionate, dedicated to the cause. An absolutely wonderful experience
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

2310 Jane St, PA 152032310 Jane St
OpenWed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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  • Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, University Drive

Pittsburgh VA Medical Center

University Dr. C, PA 15219University Dr. C
OpenWed 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

300 Halket St, PA 15213300 Halket St
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West End Health Center

West End Health Center

415 Neptune St, PA 15220415 Neptune St
OpenWed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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CVS Pharmacy, HealthHUB

CVS Pharmacy

4610 Centre Ave, PA 152134610 Centre Ave
OpenWed 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Rite Aid Pharmacy

Rite Aid Pharmacy

1222 Brownsville Rd, PA 152101222 Brownsville Rd
OpenWed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

4815 Centre Ave, PA 152134815 Centre Ave
OpenWed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

969 Greentree Rd Second Fl, PA 15220969 Greentree Rd Second Fl
OpenWed 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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MedExpress Urgent Care, Bloomfield

MedExpress Urgent Care

3.36(25 reviews)
5201 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 152245201 Baum Blvd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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I had been battling Bronchitis for weeks. This was my second trip to a Dr. The whole staff was super nice, wait time was short, diagnosis and treatment were quick. I wish we had ME in my state as i was there from out of town.
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High Field Care

High Field Care

995 Greentree Rd, PA 15220995 Greentree Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Latest COVID Testing updates

Jan 11, 2022
The Biden administration announced Monday that insurance companies and health plans will be required to cover eight free over-the-counter at-home tests per covered individual per month. For instance, a family of four all on the same plan would be able to get up to 32 of these tests covered by their health plan per month. (NPR)
Jan 11, 2022
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. State Department on Monday advised against travel to neighboring Canada because of a rising number of COVID cases as the omicron variant spreads. (NBC News)

COVID Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost?

    In many cases, COVID testing can be free. Many state and local health departments continue to offer free testing to community residents as part of their response to the pandemic. In other cases, commercially insured patients, or those on Medicare or Medicaid, may receive testing at no out of pocket cost, or with a nominal office visit copay. For cash paying patients, or those that need rapid testing which will deliver results in under an hour, COVID tests can range from $50 to $150 each. It is best to call your healthcare provider prior to getting tested to better understand the cost of the specific test you require.

  • Where can I get free COVID testing in Pittsburgh?

    COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. Check with your Pittsburgh-area health department as they are generally a good source for free COVID tests, or can at least point you in the right direction. Additionally, you can ask your primary care provider to recommend a free COVID test site.

  • Where can I get COVID testing in Pittsburgh?

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Pittsburgh including urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care offices, health departments, and more. Different venues will have different types of tests available, many at different price points. Some testing sites are allowing walk-in patients, however, many are still requiring some degree of advance booking to control patient volume.

  • Where can I get a rapid COVID test in Pittsburgh?

    Rapid testing—both PCR (molecular) and antigen tests—is offered through many Pittsburgh-area urgent care centers and physician offices, usually at an additional cost ranging from $50 up to $150 per test. Usually this will allow you to get results back in under an hour, and require advanced booking through the provider. However, if you can wait 24 hours for your results, many labs are turning around send-out lab tests in that time frame, which could save you some money.

  • How to make an appointment for COVID testing in Pittsburgh?

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in Pittsburgh are bookable directly through Solv. Simply browse the list of healthcare providers conducting COVID tests above, find one with a “Book Online” button, and book a time that aligns with your schedule stating “COVID-19 Test” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I get tested for antibodies if I am sick with COVID-19?

    An antibody test for COVID-19 might inform you if you previously had a coronavirus infection. Because it can take between 1–3 weeks after an infection for your body to develop these antibodies, an antibody test during an active infection would not be successful. To see if you are currently infected, you need a viral test.

  • Do I need a COVID test if I have been vaccinated?

    Even if you have been fully vaccinated, if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, experts believe that you should be tested yourself, particularly if you are experiencing cold and flu symptoms commonly aligned with the coronavirus.

  • How long does COVID testing take?

    Getting a COVID test is quick. Most tests are done with a nasal swab, which takes less than a minute to swab both nostrils. Depending on where you get your COVID test, this means you could be in and out of the testing site in as little as 10-15 minutes. During busy times—particularly around holidays—testing sites may be busier than usual and wait times may be longer.

  • How long does it take to get COVID test results?

    Most labs are returning send-out molecular (PCR) COVID test results within 24-48 hours of the test. Some sites take longer, so call and ask if the reason for the test is proof for travel. Rapid tests are processed on-site and are able to deliver results in under an hour, sometimes in as little as 15 min.

  • Do COVID tests detect the Delta variant and Omicron variant?

    Regular COVID tests are able to detect both the Delta variant and Omicron variant in that they can determine whether or not you have the coronavirus. However, they can't tell which variation is involved. That would necessitate genomic sequencing, which is a different process from regular virus testing that not all labs can undertake. Sequencing is uncommon and can cost up to $100 per test. Since the treatment is the same for any variant, it is not clinically useful to an individual patient to know whether the infection was caused by a variant or not.

About COVID Testing

Types of COVID Tests

There are two types of coronavirus tests (COVID-19 tests) available, those that can test for a current infection (viral test) and those that can test for a past infection (antibody test).

Viral COVID testing can be done in a few different ways, the most common being nose swabs, but saliva tests are becoming more popular. Some tests are processed out on-site and can provide results in as little as 30 minutes. These are called rapid COVID tests. The majority of tests, on the other hand, are collected at the clinic on-site and then submitted to off-site labs for processing. Results can take up to 2-3 days to arrive. 

Antibody testing looks for a past infection and may not reveal if you have an active COVID-19 infection because antibodies can take up to three weeks to form in your body. The presence of COVID antibodies may help to prevent you from becoming infected with the same virus again; but, because the clinical understanding of COVID-19 is still developing, it's unclear how long that protection will continue.

Who should get tested for current infection

The CDC currently defines four instances where COVID testing is recommended:

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
  2. If you have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Close contact is defined as within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you have been vaccinated, or tested positive in the past 3 months and not experiencing symptoms, you do not need to be tested.
  3. If you are unvaccinated and participated in high-risk activities where distancing is not an option. This could include travel, large social or mass gatherings, crowded indoor settings, etc.
  4. If you have been referred to get a COVID test by your healthcare provider or local health department. 

How is testing done for COVID-19?

Most COVID tests are collected by a nasal swab. A member of the medical team puts a swab inside your nose for a few seconds on each side to collect the sample. After that, the samples are packaged according to CDC guidelines and tested on-site or transported to a facility for testing. The lab will test samples for the presence of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID infection and either your care provider or the lab will notify you with the results as soon as they are available.

PCR vs Antigen Testing

Viral COVID tests are available as molecular and antigen tests. The molecular test, also known as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, usually delivers results within a few days since most of these tests are sent to offsite labs for analysis. The average turnaround time for PCR test results is 48 hours, but in some instances may be significantly longer due to backlogs related to insufficient lab volume and capacity. Antigen tests are also known as rapid tests and have an average turnaround time of between 15 to 30 minutes.

Both PCR and rapid COVID tests can be used to test people exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, those who were close contacts to COVID-19, and those without COVID-19 symptoms who live or work in a high-risk setting (such as a nursing facility); or those individuals who are identified as part of outbreak detection and response. The rapid COVID test is also recommended for the screening of residents or healthcare workers at skilled nursing facilities along with a PCR confirmation, and for repeat screening for the early detection and prevention of outbreaks in congregate settings (such as schools, workplaces, and prisons).

COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. To reduce the risk of facing extra costs related to COVID testing, ask your primary care doctor to recommend a free COVID test site, and confirm there are no charges or fees for the test that are not covered by your insurance plan. Additionally, avoid getting a COVID test at a hospital or free-standing emergency room, as these facilities may charge fees for COVID testing and related services.

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