COVID-19, Flu, & RSV Testing

Medlab now offers RT-PCR testing to detect COVID-19, Influenza A & B (Flu), and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), using the same molecular PCR technology as the COVID-19 testing we provided throughout the pandemic; only now we added Flu and RSV.

  • A molecular, RT-PCR test
  • That detects COVID-19, Flu A&B, and RSV
  • A doctor prescription or referral is NOT required
  • Get results the same day (morning appointments) or next day
  • Appropriate for travel and returning to work/school
  • All testing is performed at our local laboratory
  • Insurance is required to cover COVID testing, as per public emergency declaration
  • Make an appointment at any of our locations, or walk-in

Fever, cough, congestion, or other respiratory symptoms? Get tested for COVID, Flu, and RSV. One PCR test, same or next day results, and covered by most insurance plans. Walk-in to any of our locations, or make an appointment today.

Medlab offers COVID-19 real time PCR testing. Our SARS-CoV-2 detection is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay. Our PCR test and results are appropriate and accepted for international travel and returning to work/school.

Our PCR test is approved for emergency use by the FDA. Click here to view FDA, Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

Medlab now offers a single, RT-PCR test to detect COVID-19, Flu A&B, and RSV - a single swab and test detecting all three.

Through a lengthy development, validation, and review process, our lab developed RT-PCR test is approved by New York DOH (project id 96479).

For your convenience, Medlab is accepting appointments for COVID PCR testing at the following locations.  

600 Cayuga Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14225  (view map

4110 N Buffalo St, Orchard Park, NY  14127  (view map

2217 Sheridan Dr., Tonawanda, NY  1423  (view map

90 Professional Parkway, Lockport, NY  1423  (view map

Click here to make an appointment.

As per the Executive Order President Biden signed on January 21, 2021, and according to CMS guidance, insurance plans are required to cover all COVID-19 diagnostic testing without cost sharing.  This includes our COVID-19 only test, and our COVID-19, Flu, and RSV test.

Medlab accepts all insurance carriers for COVID-19 PCR testing.  Please bring your valid insurance card to your testing appointment.  For questions regarding coverage, please call us at 716-320-3001.

Due to lack of federal funding for COVID-19 services, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that it can no longer accept and pay claims for COVID-19 testing of uninsured patients. Accordingly, patients are required to show proof of health insurance or pay cash for COVID testing at all Medlab locations.

Patients can view results right here on our website or pickup results at any of our offices.

If you visited one of our offices for your test, results from morning appointments are usually available later that evening and afternoon appointments will have results the following evening. If you were tested at your doctors office or an urgent care, result availability will depend on when we receive your test. Typically, we pickup from doctors offices at night and will run your test the following day.

All testing is performed in our laboratory at 600 Cayuga Rd, Cheektowaga, NY; nothing is sent out of state.

We are not responsible for delays in getting your sample to our lab, which may be introduced by your provider, 3rd party collection centers, or shipping. PCR testing is complicated, and a very small percent of tests fail. Medlab reruns failed tests the following day. 

Medlab is a CLIA certified, high complexity laboratory, and has been in business for 30 years.  We currently provide COVID-19 RT-PCR testing for many local medical providers. 

As a provider, you can place orders and view results online, or we can provide integration with most EMRs.  Our local drivers would be happy to pickup patient specimens, or drop them off at our laboratory near the Buffalo airport. Resutls are typically available the next day; no laboratory is returning results faster. 

Please give us a call for more information  716-633-8001.

Medlab charges $200 for each COVID-19 virus RT-PCR test, plus an additional $25 collection fee. We accept all insurance carriers.

As per  the Executive Order President Biden signed on January 21, 2021, and according to CMS guidance, insurance plans are required to cover all COVID-19 diagnostic testing without cost sharing.  This includes "individuals with health coverage who are asymptomatic, and who have no known or suspected exposure to COVID-19". 

For providers and corporate customers (hospitals, schools, long term care, providers), Medlab provides an easy to use and secure website for ordering tests. We also integrate with many popular EMRs.