COVID-19 Testing

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test

Cost: $95

Result Time: In About 3 Hours, or by End of Day

LabXpress proudly offers same-day COVID-19 diagnostic antigen testing for Phoenix residents and travelers visiting the Phoenix area. Results are typically available by the end of the same day, but often can be obtained in about 3 hours.  The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test is recommended for the following:
  • Anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms they think could be COVID-19 related.
  • Anyone who has been in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19.
  • Anyone planning to spend time with someone who is immunosuppressed or at higher risk for severe illness if they contract COVID-19.
  • Unvaccinated travelers to Canada. 
  • Anyone traveling to a destination or on an airline that requires a negative antigen test. For travel that requires a RT-PCR or Molecular test, book our Rapid COVID-19 RT-PCR Test.

NEED COVID-19 Testing for Travel From Phoenix?

While many airlines, cruise lines and destinations accept our Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test, it is our understanding that the LabXpress COVID-19 RT-PCR test meets the burden of proof for nearly every employer, medical facility, airline, cruise line, and other travel destinations, both foreign and domestic (with the exception of the State of Hawaii). However, we assume no responsibility and strongly urge you to research the latest requirements for your destinations before choosing your best testing option. For international travel, we recommend checking the U.S. State Department’s COVID-19 Country Information and for domestic travel we suggest consulting the CDC’s Travel Planner. We recommend consulting with your airline or cruise line, as well.

How Drive-up Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Testing Works

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT

COVID-19 testing is only performed at our locations in Downtown Phoenix and North Phoenix. Scheduling availability and times will vary by location and the volume of traffic we are experiencing that day, however appointments are typically scheduled every ten minutes throughout the day between 7:00am and 4:00pm, Monday – Friday. Physician referrals are NOT required.

Arrive For YOUR APPOINTMENT

All COVID-19 testing is performed in your vehicle. Park in one of the parking spaces designated with a sign on a metal pole or orange cone. Each sign has a phone number and a space number. Do not enter the lab. Remain in your car. Call or send a text message with your name and space number to the phone number on the sign. Remain in your car. Someone from our team will come to your car to perform the test.​

Receive Results

Test results will be made available via email and our patient portal. Depending on the volume of tests being performed that day, this can take as little as 3 hours or until the end of the day. Ask for current approximate wait times at the time of your test.​

FAQ

Most frequently asked questions and answers about COVID-19 Testing

The LabXpress COVID-19 diagnostic antigen test is performed using a nasal swab to collect a sample for the purposes of detecting SARS-CoV-2.

LabXpress utilizes the BD Veritor Plus test.

Our rapid antigen test uses chromatography digital, lateral flow technology

Our rapid antigen test has been authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use by authorized laboratories.

Antigen testing is only designed to show CURRENT infections and will not return a positive result once the infection has passed.

Testing positive on this rapid antigen diagnostic test indicates that the subject has a CURRENT, ACTIVE INFECTION with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Once an infection is no longer present, the antigen vanishes and the test will return a negative result. If you test positive, you should quarantine and follow the CDC guidelines for those who have tested positive.  

No COVID-19 test is 100% accurate, so following the latest COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is always very important. For testing with the highest available sensitivity that meets the requirements of almost every airline and destination, consider our RT-PCR testing option.

This rapid antigen diagnostic test is designed to show positive results for those with CURRENT, ACTIVE infections with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, even if you are not symptomatic. However, please note that depending on the virus variant, antigen tests taken less than five to six days after exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus are likely to return a negative antigen result. So, while antigen tests are considered very accurate for active infections, it IS possible to be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and still have a negative result. For testing with the highest available sensitivity that meets the requirements of almost every airline and destination, consider our RT-PCR testing option.

The LabXpress COVID-19 diagnostic antigen test is applicable for people of ALL ages, including infants.

The LabXpress COVID-19 diagnostic antigen test is NOT suitable for every situation and we advise caution and careful consideration of which test you choose. For testing with the highest available sensitivity that meets the requirements of almost every airline and destination, consider our RT-PCR testing option.

The LabXpress COVID-19 diagnostic antigen test is NOT an RT-PCR, nucleic acid amplification (NAAT), LAMP or molecular diagnostic test. This test is not accepted by the State of Hawaii.

The LabXpress COVID-19 diagnostic antigen test does NOT test for anything besides the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It will NOT diagnose influenza A or B.

The LabXpress COVID-19 diagnostic antigen test is NOT an antibody test. The human body takes some time to produce antibodies, thus antibody testing is not generally used for diagnosing current infections. As such, the LabXpress COVID-19 diagnostic antigen test will NOT show the presence of antibodies in your blood or whether you have been exposed to an infection.

Although we accept insurance for other lab tests, we do not accept insurance for Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests.

Schedule Your Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test Now

You can feel secure scheduling your LabXpress COVID-19 diagnostic antigen test knowing that LabXpress is a licensed laboratory using only FDA authorized tests (under an EUA.) 

 

NO CANCELLATIONS, NO REFUNDS

You will be charged $95 at the time your scheduling is complete. We have a strict no cancellation, no refund policy, and this amount is non-refundable, so we urge you to please take time and care with your scheduling choices. Make sure you select the correct type of test, the correct location, and the correct date and time.  Please ensure you have entered all the patient’s personal information accurately before finalizing your booking. The LabXpress COVID-19 diagnostic antigen test is NOT accepted for travel to the State of Hawaii. We make every attempt to minimize contact between our patients and our staff and have eliminated the exchange of paperwork with patients at our locations. Therefore, the act of scheduling your LabXpress COVID-19 diagnostic antigen test serves as your acknowledgment of receipt and agreement that you have read, understand, and consent to the statements contained within our Informed Consent for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing and Joint Notice of Privacy Practices form.

Please select your preferred location, date and time. Then enter the patient’s personal information and payment method to complete the booking.

LabXpress – Downtown Phoenix

505 W McDowell Rd # A
Phoenix AZ 85003

LabXpress – North Phoenix

3305 E Greenway Rd Suite 9A
Phoenix AZ 85032