Spring 2021 Testing

The University of Pittsburgh has partnered with Quest to offer unobserved self-collected PCR tests to all students traveling to Pitt campuses for the spring 2021 term. Pitt will cover the cost of one SARS-CoV-2 PCR test per student, if ordered between Jan. 13 – Jan. 27, 2021.

Pittsburgh campus students residing in University Housing are required to submit a negative test result before moving into housing on their assigned move-in date. Read more about testing for Pittsburgh campus residential students
*If you are under 18, parental supervision is required for use of the unobserved self-collection kits.
If you are seriously ill, please seek immediate medical care from a healthcare professional.

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1. Signs of a serious medical condition include, but are not limited to, severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, coughing up blood, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, persistent vomiting, or diarrhea.
How to get started
  • Click the "request a test" button to begin.
  • You will need your student or employee ID in order to register for testing.
  • You will be prompted to create a MyQuest™ account. Creating an account is free and allows you to access your test results online.
  • You will be asked to give permission for your test results to be provided to your university. Please be sure to review the terms of service and consent carefully.
  • The test kit will be delivered to your permanent home address. If the permanent home address on file does not match where you want your test kit delivered, you will have the opportunity to provide an optional shipping address.
  • Test kits are delivered by Fedex and should arrive within 2-4 days. Please self-collect the sample as soon as you arrive home. To learn more about COVID-19, the testing process and other frequently asked questions, view our FAQ document.