Tests We Offer
Molecular Lab Test PCR/NAAT –
The most accurate test available.
- Results typically take 1-2 business days.
- Required for most travel.
Rapid-Result Test –
Reliable for people who are recently infected or with symptoms.
- Results within 10 to 15 minutes
- Not accepted for all purposes, so be sure to check with venue, destination or airline.
What you need to know about testing for travel
Requirements vary by destination. It is your responsibility to select the correct test type for your destination and to get tested at the proper time to get a valid result.
Testing for Travel
Can I use my COVID-19 test results from State Drug Testing and Occupational Health for Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program?
Non-vaccinated travelers: In accordance with Hawaii’s Pre-Travel COVID-19 Testing Program,the state will accept results from PCR/NAAT tests only, which we offer at drive-thru lab testing locations (Rapid-result antigen test results are not accepted). Also, results must be returned prior to departure from the U.S. mainland to Hawaii. Patient samples collected at our COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites are sent offsite to independent, third-party labs that are responsible for processing the results. While turnaround times are 1-2 business days on average, we cannot guarantee, prioritize or otherwise expedite results.
Vaccinated travelers: Effective July 8, the state of Hawaii will eliminate its pre-travel testing/quarantine requirement for domestic travelers to Hawaii who have been fully vaccinated in the United States. Vaccinated travelers to Hawaii must upload their CDC-issued record card to the state’s Safe Travels Program Website and have the card with them upon arrival in Hawaii.
If traveling, how soon should I take my test before I leave?
Requirements vary, so be sure to check with your destination to make sure you’re tested at the right time before departing. Getting tested too early or too late, or getting the wrong type of test, may result in needing to self-quarantine at your destination.
How do I schedule testing for my cruise?
Testing is included at no extra charge with certain cruise line bookings. You may be required to take as many as three tests for cruise. If a preliminary test is required, you can schedule at our Chatham Parkway location. For a departure or return test, you need to speak to one of our collectors about how this works.
Call to Schedule 912-446-1777