TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa International Airport officials announced COVID-19 testing is going to be available for passengers starting in January 2021.
Many health agencies around the world are requiring travelers to provide a negative PCR test to avoid quarantine protocols upon arrival. Tulsa International Airport will be the first airport in the country that offers on-site lab for PCR testing. Passengers departing from Tulsa to states or countries requiring a negative PCR test can expect results within 25 minutes and are advised to take the test three days prior to departure.
Officials said rapid antigen test, coronavirus antibody test, and the Polymerase Chain Reaction test will be offered in the B Terminal baggage claim area of the airport.
All ticketed passengers, who have flown within three days and can show proof of travel or who are flying, can participate in the offered COVID testing services.
Officials said rapid antigen tests produce results in 15 minutes, the antibody test results are normally provided within 24 hours and the complete respiratory panel results are normally available within about 36 minutes.
We are pleased to be able to offer COVID testing to our passengers before they begin or after they complete their travel. With such a quick turnaround time provided by Alpha Medical Laboratory, passengers can have their required test results or the peace of mind when traveling.”
The walk-in or appointment services are starting on January 11, 2021, officials said.
Below are the days and times the COVID-19 testing will be available:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday through Sunday
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The pricing for the testing is as follows:
- COVID-19 PCR test is $135
- Rapid antigen test is $70
- Antibody test is $75
- Complete respiratory panel including the PCR test is $185
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