The COVID-19 Active Infection PCR Test is an anterior nares (nasal) swab collection kit that can be used during an observed self-collection at a drive-through location.
- Drive-Thru Collection testing: Once you arrive at a drive-thru location at your selected appointment time for an observed self-collection of a nasal swab sample, remain in your car while a trained healthcare professional observes you swabbing your nose to ensure the sample is collected correctly. Afterward, drop the sealed sample into a container on your way out of the drive-thru location.
- Curbside Pick-up: Self-collection kits are available at some locations via curbside pick-up. A Walmart associate will bring the kit to your car. Upon completion, you will need to drop the kit off at a nearby FedEx Drop Box location. Nearby Drop Box locations will be provided to you upon receipt of your kit.
While you wait on your results, we suggest you continue to follow your federal, state, and local government guidance.
If your results are positive, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately, self-isolate, and monitor your symptoms.
If your results are negative, you were most likely not infected with COVID-19 at the time of sample collection. However, it is important to note that in some cases there is not enough SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the sample to detect the virus. This can happen in a certain percentage of cases during the stages of infection. If you are experiencing symptoms, it is important to follow up with a healthcare provider for further evaluation, and to take protective measures to avoid infecting others.