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COVID Testing (RT-PCR)


 

Do You Need a COVID Test?

Are you exhibiting COVID-like symptoms—coughing, sore throat, fever, and more? Have you been exposed to someone with COVID? Do you think you've been exposed?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to be tested for COVID-19. Our COVID-19 nasal test is quick and easy and you get your results by midnight the same day. All you have to do is schedule online then drive up at your appointed time. One of our expert technicians will come to you to administer the nasal swab—you never have to leave your car!

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR COVID TEST TODAY!

 

Fast and Accurate Results with PCR COVID Testing

Our nasopharyngeal RT-PCR swab test detects if you're currently infected with the COVID-19 virus. We test for all current variants, including Delta, Beta, Gamma, Iota, and Omicron. PCR molecular testing is highly accurate and provides same-day results.

 

Is There COVID Testing Near Me?

Valley Medical offers convenient drive-up RT-PCR testing at our clinics in Minneapolis, Burnsville, and Woodbury. Appointments are currently available Monday through Friday at all locations.

 


Schedule Your COVID Test Today

Please select from the testing options below:

 

RT-PCR (NAAT) Swab Test
Option 1 - Self-Pay: $119

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EXISTING PATIENTS CLICK TO SCHEDULE NOW


Test Purpose: To determine if you have an active COVID-19 infection

About Test: Our Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) can use many different methods to amplify nucleic acids and detect the COVID-19 virus, including but not limited to RT-PCR.

Results Turn Around Time: Before midnight*

Payment Option: $119**

Available Appointments:  Immediate/same-day

* Results are typically available in your portal by midnight on the day of testing. Some Friday tests may not be signed or stamped until the next business day (Monday). Due to normal lab processes, a result of “indeterminate” is possible. In these instances, the laboratory will re-run samples and/or reach out to the patient to recollect the sample. These situations are rare but may cause a delay in turn-around times.

** You can pay via credit or debit card or with your FSA or HSA card. You may also submit a claim on your own to your insurance provider using the itemized statement that will be posted when your results are ready.

 

RT-PCR (NAAT) Swab Test
Option 2 – Insurance

NEW PATIENTS CLICK TO SCHEDULE NOW

EXISTING PATIENTS CLICK TO SCHEDULE NOW


Test Purpose: To determine if you have an active Covid-19 Infection

About Test: Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) can use many different methods to amplify Nucleic Acids and detect the Covid-19 virus, including but not limited to RT-PCR. If you are symptomatic, a Flu test will also be performed – this should be covered by your insurance at no additional cost to you and you will not need to provide an additional sample.

Results Turn Around Time: Before midnight*

Payment Option: Insurance Coverage

Available Appointments: Within 24 hours

* Results are typically available in your portal by midnight on the day of testing. Some Friday tests may not be signed or stamped until the next business day (Monday). Due to normal lab processes, a result of “indeterminate” is possible. In these instances, the laboratory will re-run samples and/or reach out to the patient to recollect the sample. These situations are rare but may cause a delay in turn-around times.

You may login to your portal account to reschedule or cancel your test up to 4 hours prior to the appointment. Any canceled test will be automatically refunded.

 

How it Works

  1. Click one of the "Schedule Now" buttons above.
  2. First-time users will complete registration and receive an email with a link to create a password. 
  3. After creating your account, log in and select the testing option you need and then select "who is having the test". You may schedule yourself or register another person such as a family member or employee.
  4. Complete the 3-minute questionnaire then select your appointment date, time, and location.
  5. If you choose Option 1 you will have 3 tries to validate your insurance information. If you are unable to validate your insurance through our portal, you will still have the option to pay with your credit card. If we are unable to validate your insurance after your register, we will refund. If you choose Option 2 (Insurance) you will have 3 tries to validate your insurance information. If you are unable to validate your insurance through our portal, you will have the option to pay with your credit card and send us your insurance information for us to validate for you. If we are able to validate your insurance after your register with your credit card, we will refund your payment and bill your insurance. We can only bill your insurance if you select Option 2.

 

Instructions for QR Codes

  1. A QR code is automatically generated in your patient portal account once your results are completed.
  2. Your results can be printed with the QR code on it, or can be viewed directly through your portal account.
  3. Once the QR Code has been scanned, enter your last name and the “VM ID Number”, which can be found on the PDF result and/or your test appointment in your patient portal account.

If you have questions or concerns, please call (612) 286-8366 or email us at covid19@valleymedical.com.

For faster response, you may also securely text us at (612)-453-1965.

If you have already visited a Valley Medical and Wellness location and provided your sample(s) for testing, we cannot cancel your order or refund your payment. Testing will be completed and results will be available in your Valley Medical Laboratory patient portal account or will be sent to you via secure text messaging.

 

COVID and Flu Testing

Many COVID symptoms are idential as the symptoms for influenza. If you're coughing, sneezing, and have a fever, how do you know if you have COVID or the flu?

This is why Valley Medical offers combined COVID and flu testing. If you have symptoms, we'll test you for both COVID and flu viruses with the same nasal swab. You'll get your results that same day so you can get the right treatment for what specifically ails you.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COVID/FLU TESTING

 

COVID Test for Travelers

Our PCR COVID test is perfect for travelers who need fast results. If you are traveling to a destination which requires a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry, Valley Medical Laboratory is a CLIA-certified lab and is authorized to provide this type of testing to meet most foreign and domestic travel requirements. Please check with your travel destination or airline for their specific testing requirements.

Passport Numbers on Results: While registering for your test you will have the option to enter your passport number as you want it to appear on your test results.

Stamps and Signatures: Valley Medical is happy to offer signatures and/or stamps on required travel forms (e.g. Japan Form), documents, and on results. Please follow the instructions below to request signatures or stamps on your travel documents:

1. Please allow up to 1 business day for stamped or signed results and travel forms. Valley Medical cannot sign or stamp any form until your result is ready. Results are ready by Midnight on the day of your test. (Please note that Friday tests may not be signed or stamped until the next business day - Monday).

2. To request a stamp or signature, please pre-fill your demographic information on the form prior to sending it (Note: Valley Medical does not supply travel forms – you must supply your own travel forms). Text the form you need signed/stamped to (612)-453-1965 or email it to covid19@valleymedical.com. You may also present the form during your test to a staff member.

3. The completed form will be emailed or texted back to you after your test results are completed the following business day. You may also pick up a physical copy at our Burnsville location during normal business hours. (Please note that Friday tests may not be signed or stamped until the next business day - Monday).

This test has been validated in accordance with the FDA's Guidance Document (Policy for Diagnostics Testing in Laboratories Certified to Perform High Complexity Testing under CLIA# 24D2072541 during the Public Health Emergency issued on February 29th, 2020.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR COVID TEST TODAY!

 

About the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Test

The COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) gathers in an infected person’s nose and throat. In order to collect a sample of the virus for testing, a 6-inch long swab (like a long Q-tip) is inserted into a person’s nasal cavity. The swabbing takes only a few seconds and causes only minor discomfort. The sample swab is then sent to the Valley Medical Laboratory in Burnsville, MN to be analyzed by our team of highly skilled technicians.

There are multiple strains of coronavirus, and currently RT-PCR is the best method to properly distinguish the COVID-19 strain. It is highly sensitive, accurate, and is the most effective method to deliver reliable diagnoses. RT-PCR is a laboratory technique that allows us to amplify and measure the specific genetic material (RNA) of the COVID-19 virus by using various steps and markers. 

For more information about the COVID-19 & flu test, please view the FDA Fact Sheet.

 

What Sets COVID Testing at Valley Medical Apart From the Rest?

At Valley Medical Laboratories, our team of highly skilled PCR technicians deliver certified, accurate test results. We are authorized to operate and provide this test using the guidance and testing protocols approved by EUA from the FDA.

Because we do not rely on outside labs and are able to keep our testing in-house, we are able to provide easy access to testing for ALL – anyone wanting a test can obtain a test, regardless of work status, age, or pre-existing conditions. We can test patients of all ages.

Not symptomatic but need a test to get back to work or prepare for a surgery? Want to visit a loved-one or don’t have insurance? No problem! We have self-pay testing options available for anyone based on their need.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call (612) 286-8366 or email covid19@valleymedical.com

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR COVID TEST TODAY!

 

COVID Testing in Minneapolis

Valley Medical offers convenient drive-up testing at our Minneapolis clinic, located at 2200 East Franklin Avenue Suite 199, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Testing hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00AM to 3:30PM.

COVID Testing in Burnsville

Valley Medical offers convenient drive-up testing at our Burnsville clinic, located at 2428 East 117th Street, Burnsville, MN 55337. Testing hours are Monday 7:00AM to 4:00PM, Tuesday 7:00AM to 7:00PM, Wednesday 7:00AM to 7:00PM, Thursday 7:00AM to 4:00PM, and Friday 7:00AM to 3:30PM. 

COVID Testing in Woodbury

Valley Medical offers convenient drive-up testing at our Woodbury clinic, located at 1789 Woodlane Drive, Suite A, Woodbury, MN 55125. Testing hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00AM to 4:30PM.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR COVID TEST TODAY!

 

Valley Medical is proudly listed in the Minnesota Department of Health's COVID-19 Testing Directory and the Solv Health Directory of COVID Testing Sites.

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