Saint Louis County Public Health Laboratory does not process samples on weekends or holidays. Friday samples may be processed on the next business day. So please consider this when scheduling your appointment.
No-cost COVID Testing is offered at Saint Louis County Public Health Clinics and satellite locations. Click on an appointment type and location to view available appointment times.
All DPH testing is molecular diagnostic (PCR or NAAT). We do not offer antibody, antigen or at-home rapid test kits. All DPH tests will detect the COVID-19 variants (including Omicron). Our testing is only positive/negative for COVID-19. DPH can not determine what variant you tested positive for.
Collection method is saliva, this collection method is generally accepted for test to treat, employee screening, pre-procedures screening, and US travel. Please verify your testing requirements with the requesting entity.
We have a limited number of Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab tests. These are for situations where a saliva collection is not allowed or if you have challenges producing saliva for the test.
Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To speed up your testing process please make sure to fill out the registration form in your confirmation email or use the below link to open a new tab for registration after you make your appointment. If you already preregistered before at an earlier date, show the collector the P number(P######) you were assigned.
Patient Portal for Registration
You will receive a text message reminder before your appointment