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
  • Appropriate for travel and returning to work/school
  • All testing is performed at our local laboratory
  • Valid insurance or cash payment required
  • Make an appointment 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).

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

All testing is performed in our laboratory at 600 Cayuga Rd, Cheektowaga, NY; nothing is sent out of state. We typically run COVID tests in the morning, for samples received the previous day, ensuring less than 24 hour turnaround.

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.

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.

The Executive Order which mandated all insurance payers cover COVID-19 testing has expired. Please contact your insurance provider to see if a COVID-19, Flu, or RSV test performed by Medlab will be covered..

Medlab charges $200 for each COVID-19 virus RT-PCR test. We accept all insurance carriers, but please check with your insurance plan to confirm testing by Medlab is covered.

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.

We accept and bill all valid health insurance plans. Most plans will pay Medlab directly for testing services. However, some Blue Cross plans pay you (the policy holder) directly for testing performed by Medlab. The insurance company will typically notify us that they paid you, and we will subsequently bill you for the testing service. We accept the amount paid to the policy holder as payment in full, with a copy of the explanation of benefits, and will never bill for the difference between our customary service charge and the insurance reimbursement.

If you receive a payment directly from Blue Cross for our services, you can cash the check and pay us directly (check or credit card) or endorse the check to Medlab Inc and send it as payment in full. Please also include an explanation of benefits.