No-wait rapid COVID tests offered in South St. Louis County, results in 15 minutes

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ST. LOUIS- Rapid MedLab is offering rapid COVID-19 tests with results available 15 minutes after getting tested.

A patient can make an appointment online to reserve a five minute window.

The company says it has an all on-line intake process. All the patient’s personal information is already in the system when they arrive which helps speed up the process.

When you arrive, you pull into a marked parking spot and someone promptly greets you to confirm your information. Then a second person comes out to administer the nasal swab.

Rapid MedLab says you will get your results delivered via email or text message.

No physicians referrals are needed to get a test.

The company has secured 1.6 million Abbot Rapid tests for the St. Louis area.

David Cerven, Founder and CEO of Rapid MedLab, says the company built its model specifically for COVID.

“The other places that are testing, they are coming out of a model of general care or urgent care,” explained Cerven. “They’ve made the COVID response they are doing fit with that.”

Cerven says when the pandemic subsides, they will use their new model to help test other respiratory viruses.

Rapid MedLab is currently able to serve 500 people a day but hopes to serve 1,000 in about a month.

The company has hired more than 20 people for its South St. Louis County location and is bringing on at least 20 more in the coming weeks as it expands.

The tests cost $149 and are reimbursable by most health insurance providers.

The location on 2716 Telegraph Road in South St. Louis County. Rapid MedLab is working to open at least seven more locations across the area in the coming weeks.

To learn more or to schedule a testing appointment, visit

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