College or University Students

Test to Determine If You Have COVID-19 (Swab Test)

Find Out If You Have COVID-19: Swab Test

LabCorp currently offers multiple ways for students to be tested to determine if they are infected with the coronavirus.

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Get Tested Through Your Healthcare Provider or Through an At-home Collection Kit Ordered by Your Educational Institution

As directed by your educational institution, you may be instructed to visit your local health center for a test or they may send you an at-home collection kit.

Who should be tested?

As directed by your educational institution, or if you have COVID-19 symptoms, have come into contact with someone who you know is infected by the coronavirus, or meet criteria established by the CDC.

How is this test administered?

Nasal swab sample is taken by a doctor or other healthcare provider from the nose or throat via a swab.

Where are samples collected?

At a healthcare provider’s office, a healthcare provider-designated site (drive thru and pharmacy), or at home using the university ordered at-home collection kit.

How long does it take to get results?

As of August 26, 2020, the current average time to deliver results for the COVID-19 swab test is 1-2 days from the date of specimen pickup. Results are delivered to your doctor and online at: LabCorp Patient™.

How do I get started?

Follow guidance from your educational institution, or call your doctor or other healthcare provider.

Who should be tested?

As directed by your educational institution, or if you have COVID-19 symptoms, have come into contact with someone who you know is infected by the coronavirus, or meet criteria established by the CDC.

How is this test administered?

Nasal swab sample is taken by a doctor or other healthcare provider from the nose or throat via a swab.

Where are samples collected?

At a healthcare provider’s office, a healthcare provider-designated site (drive thru and pharmacy), or at home using the at-home collection kit ordered by your educational institution.

How long does it take to get results?

As of August 10, 2020, the current average time to deliver results for the COVID-19 swab test is 1-3 days from the date of specimen pickup. At this time, based on Department of Health and Human Services guidance, we are prioritizing testing for residents and staff from nursing homes in “hot spot” states in addition to hospitalized patients. All other testing for patients are performed in the order in which they are received. Results are delivered to your doctor and online at: LabCorp Patient™

How do I get started?

Follow guidance from your educational institution, or call your doctor or other healthcare provider.

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Request Testing with Completion of Questionnaire

At-home Collection Kit Through Pixel By LabCorp™

If you are requested to be tested by your educational institution, and they have asked you to find testing on your own, you can initiate a request for the kit here if you are age 18 or older. You will receive your own result and can provide it to the university. Visit Pixel by LabCorp™ to learn more.

How is this test administered?

The individual test takes a sample from the nose using the nasal swab that is provided in the kit. View the Pixel by LabCorp collection video.

Where are the samples collected?

At home using the nasal swab found in the kit.

How long does it take to get results?

As of August 26, 2020, the current average time to deliver results for the COVID-19 swab test is 1-2 days from the date of specimen pickup. Results are delivered online at: Pixel by LabCorp.

How do I get started?

Visit pixel.labcorp.com to order your kit, which will be delivered to your home in 1-2 business days.

How is this test administered?

The individual test takes a sample from the nose using the nasal swab that is provided in the kit. View the Pixel by LabCorp collection video.

Where are the samples collected?

At home using the nasal swab found in the kit.

How long does it take to get results?

As of August 10, 2020, the current average time to deliver results for the COVID-19 swab test is 1-3 days from the date of specimen pickup. At this time, based on Department of Health and Human Services guidance, we are prioritizing testing for residents and staff from nursing homes in “hot spot” states in addition to hospitalized patients. All other testing for patients are performed in the order in which they are received. Results are delivered online at: Pixel by LabCorp.

How do I get started?

Visit pixel.labcorp.com to order your kit, which will be delivered to your home in 1-2 business days.

Educational institution programs may vary. Please contact your educational institution for details about program specifics.

LabCorp’s COVID-19 PCR test has not been FDA cleared or approved, has been authorized by FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), and has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. The test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.

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