COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID19-graphic

Testing

Counterfeit COVID-19 and antibody testing kits are now becoming increasingly available online and throughout the DFW area. Please be aware that legitimate tests are not available over the counter at any retail locations. All COVID-19 tests are operating under FDA Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA), so be wary of claims that a test is FDA-approved or -cleared. Additionally, a provider with an EUA for the PCR test (the test to confirm COVID-19) may not have an EUA for a serology test (for antibodies).
Questions about Testing? Here is the Texas Health and Human Services Testing Capacity Overview (pdf) 

Rowlett Walmart Drive-thru Test Site 

2501 Lakeview Parkway
Monday - Wednesday - Friday from 7am-9am
eTrueNorth Instructions (pdf)

Testing is available by appointment only and at no cost to individuals who meet eligibility criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local guidelines on who should be tested, including first responders, health care providers and others with symptoms of COVID-19 and those in high-risk groups without symptoms. Results will be provided via email in 3-5 days, or those tested may check the registration portal for results. If no results are available after 5 days, please email covid19@etruenorth.com

Walmart Drive-thru Test Sites

15757 Coit Rd., Dallas, TX 75248
951 W. Belt Line Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115
5302 N Garland Ave., Garland, TX 75040

Those interested in being tested need to visit www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com to verify eligibility and to make an appointment.

Public Drive-thru Testing Sites

Texas Department of State Health Services Test Site Locator
More information on Public Testing Sites
Self-swab tests have been implemented at the Ellis Davis Field House and American Airlines Center public testing sites. These tests are less invasive, safer, and help preserve PPE supplies.

 Testing criteria:

  • Persons 65 years or older can now be tested without the symptom requirement.
  • Persons with chronic health issues (diabetes, asthma, heart disease, etc.) can now be tested without the symptom requirement.
  • First responders, DART drivers, healthcare workers, grocery store and essential retail store workers, regardless of symptoms.
  • All others must exhibit at least one of the CDC guidance on the Symptoms of Coronavirus.
  • A photo ID (but not necessarily a government-issued ID) and health insurance card (if a person has insurance; insurance coverage is not a testing requirement) are required.
  • Both sites are operating Mon-Sat, 8am to 5pm, Sun 8am-Noon unless otherwise determined by testing capacity or weather conditions.

If you have been tested at either of the public drive-thru test sites in Dallas, you will receive a phone call from the RESULTS CENTER in 3-7 days. Visit the following sites to download a copy of your results:
American Airlines Center  - https://myquest.questdiagnostics.com/web/home.
Ellis David Field House -  www.labcorp.com/results.
Individuals that have not received their results after 5 days may request assistance via email with the following info: Name, Location of Test, Date/Time of Test, Phone Number.

Walgreens Drive-thru Rapid Test Sites

2060 South Buckner Boulevard (Dallas)
8600 Camp Bowie West Boulevard (Fort Worth)
After completing an online health assessment, testing is available by appointment only and at no cost to individuals who meet eligibility criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Patients will be informed of their results within 24 hours of testing.

At-home Testing

Pixel by LabCorp is now offering at-home nasal swab test kits. This is the ONLY at-home COVID-19 test with an EUA from the FDA.

  • To order, go here and complete a short eligibility survey. If eligible, order and receive the kit via FedEx, collect and ship the sample, online results will be available approximately two days after LabCorp receives your test.
  • Patient Fact Sheet

Antibody Testing

  • There are currently NO approved at-home antibody tests. The counterfeit test kits are potentially dangerous, produced haphazardly, and may even be contaminated.
  • As of May 27, thirteen serology (antibody) tests have received an EUA. NONE are at-home tests. Go here for information on these tests.

Questions about Testing? Here is the Texas Health and Human Services Testing Capacity Overview (pdf)
Questions about Isolation and Quarantine? Here is the Texas Health and Human Services strategy (pdf)
Questions about your pet and their health? Here is the Texas Animal Health Commission’s FAQ (pdf)