Central Missouri Rapid PCR Testing for COVID-19 Same day results. On site collection. Digital reporting. No appointment needed. Direct to consumer. No doctors order required.

Rapid PCR Testing for COVID-19

Located in Columbia, Missouri since 1996, GeneTrait® Laboratories now offers drive-up PCR COVID-19 testing with rapid turnaround time with results as quick as same day.* High quality PCR testing is ideal for international travel requiring a PCR test (affidavit services are also available), event attendance or for people seeking a more accurate alternative to rapid antigen testing.

No appointment is required. A doctors order is not needed. Simply drive to our Keene Street neighborhood location during operating hours to submit your sample for processing.

Your insurance will not be billed. Cash or credit card only. 3 price options are available.

RT-PCR Testing for COVID-19

PCR testing is often described as the gold standard for COVID-19 testing. GeneTrait has been providing the state of Missouri with COVID testing since March, 2020 and now makes it available direct to the community with multiple options available including same day results.*

Price and Turnaround

  • < 48 Hour Results $150
  • Next Day Results $200
  • Same Day* Results $250
  • Affidavit services available for additional $20 per report

Cash or credit card only. Insurance not billed. *Same day service typically available for any sample collected before 2pm. Sometimes we are able to provide same day service for samples collected later than 2pm. Please call us to discuss your specific needs at (573) 442-9948.

Drive-Up Hours

  • Monday - Thursday 8am-4pm
  • Friday 8am-2pm
  • Closed on weekends and holidays

No appointment necessary. Park along the south side of the building and GeneTrait staff will come to your car. Follow the signs.


PTC Laboratories, Inc. d/b/a GeneTrait Labs, 300 Portland Street, Columbia, MO 65201

Step by Step Process

  1. Visit our Columbia, MO location during hours of operation. You do not need an appointment or a doctors order.
  2. Park in a designated spot along the south side of the building (follow the signs).
  3. Wait for a GeneTrait staff member to come to your car, or call the number on the sign.
  4. Complete the patient information, consent and payment via iPad at your car.
  5. GeneTrait staff member will assist you with sample collection via nasopharyngeal (NP) swab.
  6. You are done! Your results will be provided to you within the turnaround time you choose.

Ideal For

  • Flights or travel requiring a PCR test within a certain time frame.
  • Concert and sporting event entry requiring a test as an alternative to proof of vaccination status.
  • Rapid, high quality diagnostic test without the need for a doctors order.
  • Businesses who have employees traveling frequently.
  • Events or large gatherings requiring a PCR test to attend.
  • PCR confirmation for a rapid antigen test result.

Technical Information

GeneTrait offers SARS-CoV-2/2019-nCoV (COVID-19) RT-PCR Diagnostic Testing processed at their Columbia, MO laboratory. Technology / Platform: High throughput QuantStudio 12K Flex with 384 well block and King Fisher Flex.

GeneTrait Laboratories utilizes HIPAA compliant technologies and workflows to protect your personal health information (PHI) each step of the process.

Laboratory Information

GeneTrait Laboratories is a conscientious, privately held business in Columbia, MO. GeneTrait Labs' parent company, PTC Laboratories, Inc., has more than 24 years of genetic testing experience and has been an industry leader in service and reliability, providing forensic and human identity genetic services to international and domestic government agencies, organizations and physicians. PTC Labs brings this expertise to the global pandemic with GeneTrait COVID-19 PCR testing.

GeneTrait is a division of PTC Laboratories, Inc.

Licenses and Accreditation

GeneTrait Labs holds clinical licenses in all 50 US states. Accreditations include CAP, CLIA and NY DOH.

Contact Us

PTC Laboratories, Inc. d/b/a GeneTrait Labs • 300 Portland Street, Columbia, MO 65201 • (573) 442-9948 local • (800) 592-8646 toll free • genetrait@ptclabs.com • genetrait.com • ptclabs.com

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