Welcome to Valley Medical Laboratory!


 

Welcome to Valley Medical Laboratory!
Nasopharyngeal PCR Swab Testing is preformed to detect if someone is currently infected with the COVID-19 Virus.

PCR Testing is available in Minneapolis, Woodbury, and Burnsville from Monday - Friday
Results are available within 24 hours* - including Saturdays!
Same-day results for self-pay testing.

Please select from the testing options below:

Self Pay Testing

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*Results Turn Around Time: Same-Day

Payment Option: $119**

Provider Order Required: No 

**Pay using 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. 

You may login to your portal account to reschedule or cancel your test. Any cancelled test will be automatically refunded. 



How it Works

  1. Click the "Schedule Now" button above. First time users will then select "Register Here" 
  2. Receive email with a link to create a password
  3. Complete a 3-minute questionnaire
  4. Schedule and pay $119 for your test
  5. Receive results same day before midnight*

Insurance Testing

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*Results Turn Around Time: Next-Day

Payment Option: Insurance Coverage

Provider Order Required: Yes**

**Some insurance plans require a provider referral. To determine if yours does, select "Schedule Now" above and choose your insurance.

 
  




How it Works

  1. Complete a 5-minute online questionnaire
  2. Schedule your appointment (may require a $119 hold to a credit card until insurance is verified OR a Zoom telehealth visit with a provider)
  3. Receive results in 24 hours* via text message

Uninsured Testing

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*Results Turn Around Time: Next-Day

Payment Option: Federal Uninsured Program

Provider Order Required: No  










How it Works

  1. Complete a 5-minute online questionnare
  2. Provide a Credit Card to put on file
  3. $119 will be held until your eligibility for the Federal Uninsured Programs is verified
  4. Schedule your test (Not available same-day)
  5. Receive results in 24 hours* via text message

  

 

Questions or concerns, please call (612) 286-8366 or email covid19@valleymedical.com  

95% of results are sent in 24 hours, including on Saturday’s.

*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 may result 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.

Questions or concerns, please call (612) 286-8366 or email covid19@valleymedical.com

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