Sacramento COVID-19 RT-PCR Testing

Fast and convenient COVID-19 testing in Sacramento, CA, by a CLIA certified medical lab.
Provides early detection of all SAR-CoV-2 strains and meets most pre-travel requirements. Online Next Day Results!

How Our Covid-19 Testing Works

FDA, EUA approved RT-PCR Rapid Covid-19 testing that is convenient, fast, and accurate.

    Pick a location, date and time. Set up a patient portal account to receive test.


    Complete your rapid test appointment by providing a payment method.


    You will receive a text confirmation about your upcoming COVID-19 test appointment.


    At your testing site, you will be provided a nasal swab, which you will self-administer. Return your specimen to the testing site attendant.


    You will receive a text notifying you of your results NEXT day by 5PM (unless you upgrade to same day results). You will log into your patient portal to view your COVID-19 test results PDF. Please email if you are having difficulties accessing your RT-PCR test results.

Register for Covid-19 testing

Use the form below to register for COVID-19 Testing
Appointments available  Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Select Tests
Sample Collection Between 9am-11:30am

SARS-CoV-2 Covid-19 PCR TEST NEXT DAY RESULTS (Results Between 2pm-5pm)

SARS-CoV-2 Covid-19 Rapid Antigen (Results 30-60min)

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COVID-19 Testing Location, Sacramento, CA

8715 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823

*walk up clinic, by appointment only

Any Questions??? Call us Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm at (877) 325-2554

About Golden State COVID-19 PCR Testing

Golden State offers expedited COVID-19 in multiple walk-up locations in the Bay Area, Sacramento County, and San Joaquin County in California to detect active COVID-19 infections.

Covid Testing Near Me is offered through Golden State Urology (GSU) in multiple walk-up locations in the Bay Area, Sacramento County, and San Joaquin County in California. All reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) are completed through the GSU Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA)-certified pathology lab. The RT-PCR rapid test is FDA EUA-approved. Dr. Prithipal Sethi is the Founder and Medical Director of GSU.

About our COVID-19 PCR TEST

PCR Molecular Diagnostic test

Able to detect all strains of SARS-CoV2

FDA EUA-approved

Meets pre-travel screening criteria

Detects Active Sars-Cov-2 Infection

Identifies who should Quarantine

Recommended for Symptomatic Patients

Samples are Collected with a Nasopharyngeal swab

Results Delivered NEXT day by end of day

Required for most travel & early detection

For symptomatic and asymptomatic patients

No physician’s order or symptoms required

Travel FAQ

GSU offers the RT-PCR test required for most travel. Please check your travel requirements with the airline and destination before booking your RT-PCR test with GSU. We currently do not offer testing for the state of Hawaii (more information below in the travel FAQs). We do our best to answer phone inquiries, however, all information on this website is updated daily by GSU. Please read our travel booking guidelines below.

Booking Your RT-PCR Test for Travel

Prior to booking a RT-PCR Covid-19 test for travel with GSU, please carefully review your destination and airline testing requirements. We are not responsible for screening or planning RT-PCR Covid-19 testing appointments within your travel dates, times and requirements by airlines and destinations.

How to Choose your Appointment for Travel RT-PCR Testing

All appointment times below are updated daily, and we carefully accommodate same-day and next-day results (same-day testing is only offered in our Stockton and Sacramento locations). Check rates and times for same-day and next-day testing in the appointment portal above.

For Example: If your airline and destination require a 48-hour (2 days) window for booking and results, please choose an appointment for testing within the 2 days before your departure date. We do not recommend same-day testing for travel unless it is absolutely necessary.

Results Turnaround for Travel

We carefully accommodate fast and accurate RT-PCR Covid-19 test results within the same day or the next day, all based on the appointment schedule. Please refer to the booking section to view all current dates, times, rates and locations for same or next day results. Please make sure you are booking your RT-PCR test within your required travel timeframe so your results are delivered accordingly.

For Travel to Hawaii

We are currently not a travel testing partner for Hawaii travelers. Please proceed to this link for Hawaii-specific testing clinics and requirements:

How We Deliver Results

GSU offers test results with an official Golden State Urology (GSU) letterhead in an electronic PDF format. You will receive a text message stating your RT-PCR results are ready. You will use your GSU login (patient ID number and personal contact information) to access the results in your patient portal. Please print your results prior to boarding your flight.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to keep your Covid-19 RT-PCR appointment, please adjust your appointment by email at least 12 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Appointments booked same day/within the 12 hours are still subject to our cancellation policy. 12 hour or less cancellations and no shows are a 100% charge.

Important for travel:

If you already tested with us, however, your results did not meet travel guidelines for your destination or airline. Please review RT-PCR testing requirements for your destination and airline before proceeding to booking and taking the RT-PCR test.

COVID-19 Testing FAQ

How do I book a RT-PCR Covid-19 test?

We are online booking only. Here’s why:

  • This ensures a guaranteed appointment time and date for both the patient and the clinic staff.
  • This creates a secure electronic patient portal that you may use to access your appointment details, test progress, and most importantly, your secure test results in PDF format.

How is my sample for testing collected?

We recommend a self-swab, to remain contactless, however, if you would like some assistance, one of our staff is able to help. We use a swab to carefully collect nasal secretions, in a painless manner.

  • Insert the provided swab into each nostril, one at a time, approximately 1 inch into the nasal passage (midway).
  • Rotate the swab 3-4 times, remove gently, and repeat this process on the other side.

When will my RT-PCR Covid-19 test results be ready?

  • We guarantee next-day results for our RT-PCR Covid-19 tests post-specimen collection.
  • Please expect results by end of day (5-6pm) the next day.
  • You will be notified via text message to the cell phone registered under your patient account that your PDF test results are ready. Please use your patient login to check the status of tests as we receive a high volume of phone calls.
  • If you have ANY questions about your test results or lab report (you need to make adjustments to patient information, etc.), PLEASE EMAIL us at This is the ONLY way we can connect with you about results if you did not receive a text notification or if you need to adjust your patient information on your RT-PCR lab report. Thank you! 

How do I access my test results?

When your results are ready, you will be notified through text message. This text message will prompt you to login into your patient login (which you must create to view your test progress and test results).

Follow the link to this website in the text to login and see your results, which will be delivered in a PDF format for you to download/print for your records.

What if I miss my appointment or need to cancel?

If you are unable to keep your Covid-19 RT-PCR appointment, please EMAIL us at at least 12 hours prior to your scheduled appointment, and we will make the appointment change for you. Email is the BEST way to connect with us if you have appointment and results inquiries.

Appointments booked same day/within the 12 hours are still subject to our cancellation policy. 12 hour or less cancellations and no shows are a 100% charge. If you book an appointment for a COVID test and decide at the time of appointment you want to conduct a different test it’ll be a 50% charge and you will need to re-book a new appointment for the appropriate test you need.

Do I need a referral from a medical professional?

No, do not need a referral from a medical professional to be tested for Covid-19 with us.

Do you accept insurance?

We do not accept insurance information currently. Please check with your insurance provider or employer(s) about reimbursement for a RT-PCR Covid-19 test.

You will be issued a receipt/invoice for your scheduled test after your online payment is received. Please check your email’s spam folder.

How old can a patient be to get a COVID-19 test?

Young patients, under 18 years old, must be tested with a parent or legal guardian with them.

A parent or legal guardian must complete this registration for all minor patients (Nebraska: a minor is anyone under age 19).

The patient’s parent or legal guardian must be able to assist with nasal swabbing sample.

May I bring someone with me or should I come alone?

Registered and scheduled patients may bring support to their RT-PCR Covid-19 testing appointment. Please practice social distancing if needed.