COVID-19 Testing

We offer COVID-19 molecular testing.

Test Information

Please fill out the requisition/order for PRL by including the following:

  • Patient information (i.e. physical address, phone number, insurance)
  • Test Code: 20212
  • Test Name: SARS-CoV-2 by TMA (COVID-19)
  • CPT: U0003 
Specimen Collection

The collection method should follow appropriate infection control precautions.

  • Collect a NARES, nasopharyngeal, and/or oropharyngeal sample with an Aptima Multi-Test Swab Kit
  • Be sure to label the collection device with two patient identifiers (ex. patient name and date of birth)
  • Current guidelines for COVID-19 infection control precautions can be found on the CDC’s website

Specimen Transport
  • Identify as COVID-19 and place in a separate transport bag labeled “COVID-19” provided by PRL
  • Send at room temperature
  • Keep swabs separated from other specimens
  • Call PRL at 210-892-3700 for pickup and Press “0” (specify for COVID-19 specimens)
  • PRL Couriers will pick up
Turnaround Time

There is a 24-hour turnaround time from the time of receipt.

  • We accept all insurances and are in-network with the majority.
  • Client pricing is available upon request.