Valley Medical Laboratory offers Covid-19 RT-PCR Nasopharyngeal Testing in Burnsville, Woodbury, and Minneapolis.
Appointments Currently Available Monday - Friday
Results available Same-Day!*
Curbside Covid-19 Testing available for Everyone!
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*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.
**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.
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 by a trained Registered Nurse. 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. This process takes about 4 hours in the lab. Results are sent back to patients in 24 hours.
What sets COVID-19 Testing At Valley Medical Apart
At Valley Medical Laboratories, our team of high skilled PCR technicians can delivery certified, accurate test results in 24 hours. We have a submitted EUA application that is under review with the FDA - we are authorized to operate and provide this test using the guidance and testing protocols approved by the FDA.
Because we do not rely on testing kits and are able to keep 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, 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.
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