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Covid-19 & Flu PCR Testing

Valley Medical and Wellness

Chronic Pain Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in Burnsville, MN & Minneapolis, MN

Whether you need Covid-19 testing to visit family, travel, or because you are feeling sick, Valley Medical and Wellness offers multiple Covid-19 and Flu PCR testing options at our locations in Burnsville, Minneapolis, and Woodbury, Minnesota. We offer same-day turn around time, convenient online scheduling, and extended early morning and late evening testing hours. So whether you're just passing through, or you live just down the road, Valley Medical and Wellness community Covid-19 Drive-Through PCR testing is a fast and easy way to get your results on your schedule. 

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.

Why makes COVID-19/flu testing at Valley Medical better

At Valley Medical Laboratories, our team of high skilled PCR technicians can delivery certified, accurate test results. We 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, 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

 

 

For travelers 

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 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, 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 out 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).

Please check with your airline or destination country for more information on their specific travel testing requirements.

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.