All Tests, Immunity & Infectious Disease, COVID-19

COVID-19 Test (At-Home Collection Kit)

$ 79.0

Get a COVID-19 PCR home collection kit to find out if you have COVID-19.

We'll send you an at-home collection kit to collect your nasal swab and ship it back to our lab.  


Our lab will perform a PCR test on your sample for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus (also called COVID-19).  It’s easy. We’ll send you an at-home collection kit to collect your nasal swab sample. Use the prepaid shipping label to send your kit back to our lab for testing. The average time to deliver results is currently 1-2 days from when your sample is received at the lab. Our labs process samples seven days a week. Check with your local FedEx for pick up and drop off locations. 


Note: This test is not a rapid test—it is a PCR test. The average time to deliver results is currently 1-2 days from when your sample is received at the lab. Our labs process samples seven days a week. Check with your local FedEx for pick up and drop off locations.  


Labcorp offers in-person testing at many of our Labcorp locations for travel, event, or gatherings for individuals who are symptom-free and have no known exposure.  


See Additional COVID-19 Testing Options >


Labcorp OnDemand offers this test and collection kit with an FDA Emergency Use Authorization. This means that while the laboratory performing this test has validation data to support offering this test and the collection kit, neither have been approved or cleared by the FDA.  This test has only been authorized by FDA for detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 (i.e., the COVID-19 virus), and not for any other virus or pathogen.  It is only authorized during the duration of the COVID-19 emergency declaration by federal regulators. Labcorp may modify or cease to offer the test and the test kit upon direction of state or federal regulators in its sole discretion.  Please see the Patient Fact Sheet and the Health Care Provider Fact Sheet for additional information.

COVID-19 Test (At-Home Collection Kit)
$ 79.0

Test Details

Sample Type: Nasal Swab
Collection Method: Home collection. Mail sample to lab for results
Age: 2+
Results: 1 - 2 days from when your sample arrives at our lab
HSA/FSA: Accepted

Preparation: No special preparation is needed.



Kid-Friendly COVID-19 Testing

When your child or teenager needs to get a PCR test for travel, summer activities, or possible infection, Labcorp OnDemand makes it easy. Sample collection is comfortable for your child with a short nasal swab taken in your own home.

Mother and daughter open COVID-19 PCR home test.


  • We have been regularly tracking variants of the virus throughout the pandemic to provide information to the CDC. The sensitivity of our PCR test is not impacted by the following known variants.

    • Alpha (B.1.1.7, Q.1-Q.8)
    • Beta (B.1.351, B.1.351.2, B.1.351.3)
    • Delta (B.1.617.2)
    • Gamma (P.1, P.1.1, P.1.2)
    • Lambda (C.37)
    • Mu (B.1.621)
    • Omicron (B.1.1.529, BA.2, BA.4, BA.5, BQ variants)

    *The variant information will not be included in your results report. For a full list of variants detected by the Labcorp PCR test, visit

  • The Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 at-home kit is a molecular test, also known as a reverse polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). This test detects the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • This collection kit is $79 and intended for individuals ages 2 or older looking to get tested for an active infection.

  • Your test results will confirm whether or not you are infected with SARS-CoV-2. If your results are positive, it is important to limit your exposure to other people and continue to monitor your symptoms. If your results are negative, the virus was not present in the sample you provided. However, it is important to note that the virus may not be detected by the test in early stages of infection. Furthermore, the virus may not be detected if the sample is not collected as directed. If you have reason to believe you have been exposed, it is important to follow up with a healthcare provider for further evaluation, get re-tested, and follow isolation or quarantine precautions as recommended.

    After receiving your results, you will have the opportunity to speak with a licensed physician who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps in care.

  • Though patients can recover from COVID-19 on their own, some patients are at risk for becoming seriously ill. There are now treatments available to assist with COVID-19 recovery, such as monoclonal antibodies, oral antivirals, or hospital treatments like antiviral drugs or convalescent plasma. Talk to your doctor and visit the HHS website for more information.

  • If you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

    If you are experiencing severe trouble breathing; continuous pain or pressure in your chest or abdomen; feeling confused; having difficulty waking up or staying awake; pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds; seizures; being unable to urinate; severe muscle pain or weakness; fever or cough that improves but then returns or worsens; worsening of medical conditions; or any other emergency signs or symptoms, please seek immediate medical care.

    If your condition changes before you are able to obtain the test or the test result, please visit your local emergency room as soon as possible.


  • The federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 which was declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, is ending at the end of the day on May 11, 2023.


    Following changes to the public health emergency, the requirements for how commercial insurers must cover COVID-19 tests will change.  Likewise, there are changes to requirements for government programs for coverage of this testing.


    Individuals will be responsible for the full cost of COVID-19 testing at the time of purchase effective on May 12, 2023.


    If you submit your test to Labcorp after May 11, 2023, and are relying on commercial insurance or a government program benefit to pay for COVID-19 testing, you may be responsible for payment for the test in accordance with their new coverage policies.  To learn more about your coverage, please check with your insurance company or government program on their policy.


    A separate COVID-19 PHE will remain in effect, allowing tests and other products, including vaccines, to continue to be offered. A termination date for that PHE has not yet been announced.   


    See Public Health Emergency Expiration FAQs for more information.

COVID-19 can present with severe illness in individuals of any age and without any previous health problems, but the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Having underlying medical conditions may also increase one’s risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Conditions and other risk factors that may be associated with severe illness and death are listed below. 


If you have any symptoms concerning for COVID-19 and any of the following conditions or risk factors, which may put you at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, you should consult with your healthcare provider before using this test: 

  • Chronic kidney disease 

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) 

  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines 

  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher) 

  • Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies 

  • Sickle cell disease 

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus 

  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe) 

  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain) 

  • Cystic fibrosis 

  • Hypertension or high blood pressure 

  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia 

  • Liver disease 

  • Pregnancy 

  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues) 

  • Smoking 

  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder) 

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus 


Regardless of your risk status, if you are experiencing any of the following emergency warning signs for COVID-19, it is recommended that you immediately seek emergency care: 

  • Trouble breathing 

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest 

  • New confusion 

  • Inability to wake up or stay awake 

  • Bluish lips or face