Our laboratory, New Discovery Labs, is committed to providing you with fast (same day & next day) COVID-19 test results without any wait times. Below are some of our frequently asked questions to help you understand the process. Please carefully read the information below to understand how our COVID test works and to book an appointment for your test. You can also visit our website (www.newdiscoverylabs.com) or give us a call at 443-721-6323 for more information or assistance with booking an appointment.
How can I get fast COVID-19 test results near the Baltimore, MD area?
Our laboratory offers rapid antigen (1 hour results) and PCR same day (24 hours) and next day (48 hours) COVID 19 test results for patients. We do not require a doctor's note and we are a self pay service. This helps us expedite the testing process. You can get started by booking an appointment with us by clicking here or calling us at 443-721-6323. You can also visit our website (www.newdiscoverylabs.com) for more information. We are conveniently located in downtown Baltimore, only minutes away from D.C., Annapolis, Ellicott City, and Owings Mills.
Which COVID 19 test should I take?
We offer 2 types of FDA-approved (under EUA) COVID-19 tests, both of which can be performed on shallow nasal swabs. You can take both or just one of the tests. If a COVID test is needed for travel, please consult with your airline and/or travel destination offices for the necessary test required for entry and travel.
Type 1: The PCR Test
- Considered the "gold-standard" test. - Very sensitive and accurate. If your result is positive, it is extremely likely that you have the novel coronavirus. - Samples are processed in a lab so results are not available immediately. -Same day results are available by 9 pm on the same day as the sample collection. Next day results are available by 5 pm the day after the sample collection.
-You can select "Same Day" or "Next Day" results at the time of booking your appointment.
Type 2: The Rapid Antigen Test
- Detects active infections. Best for when symptoms are present. - Faster results in about 1 hour.
What is the turnaround time for COVID-19 test results?
PCR Test Results*
1. Same-day (samples must be in by Noon)
2. Next-day (samples must be in by 3 PM)
Same-day results are available by 9 pm on the same day as the sample collection. Next day results are available by 5 pm the day after the sample collection.
*Cost varies based on turnaround time
Rapid Antigen Test
Results uploaded online in 1 hour.
How do I receive my COVID 19 test results?
On the day of the test, our patients receive an email by 3 pm to log in to their Patient Portal accounts. Results are deposited into that account by 9 pm for same day results and by 5 pm for next day results. Results are available in PDF format for your convenience.
I need COVID 19 test results for travel. How do I get the proper documentation?
The test report will be available through the Patient Portal as mentioned above. If there needs to be special information on the result report (i.e. passport number, etc), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
How does the process work for COVID 19 test?
Step 1: Register online for the test by filling out your information using this link. You will receive an email from us with details soon after you submit the registration. An appointment is required for a test. Please call us at 443-721-6323 if you need assistance with registration.
Step 2: Arrive at the collection site 10 minutes before your appointment time. Park in line along the traffic delineators and remain in your car. You will be guided by a trained professional for self collection. This process will take no longer than a few minutes.
Step 3: You will be notified by email when the results become available in the secure Patient Portal.
How much does the COVID 19 tests cost?
Visit https://www.newdiscoverylabs.com/for-individuals and scroll down to "Pricing" for updated prices for each covid test.
Self-pay option only. FSA/HSA accepted. Insurance not accepted currently. Itemized receipt can be provided for reimbursement purposes.
How can I pay for the test?
Payments are accepted via credit card, debit card or FSA/HSA card payments. Payment can either be made online when booking your appointment or on-site during the time of your sample collection.
How is my COVID-19 sample collected?
Samples are self-collected under the supervision of a trained professional. You will be guided to swab both of your nostrils for appropriate sample collection.
Where is your COVID 19 testing site located in Maryland?
Our testing site address is 731 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202 (MECU Pavilion Parking Lot).
Can you come to me for COVID 19 sample collection near Baltimore, Maryland?
We can come to you for sample collection within a certain radius of our testing site. Please call 443-721-6323 for any special accommodations.
I am a business and would like to have my employees tested for COVID-19. How does the process work?
We offer special bulk pricing for businesses and create a testing routine that is suitable for your business. Please visit www.newdiscoverylabs.com/for-employers or call us at 443-721-6323 for more information about how we can help you.
For any other questions you may have about getting a COVID 19 test, please give us a call at 443-721-6323 or visit our website at https://www.newdiscoverylabs.com/for-individuals .