University of Pittsburgh Student Testing Program

The University of Pittsburgh is working with Quest Diagnostics to provide unobserved, self-collected SARS-CoV-2 molecular (PCR) tests to students who have not provided proof of COVID-19 vaccination through student health services.

Read more about SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) test requirements for students living on campus who have not disclosed their vaccination status. Students who are vaccinated and asymptomatic are also eligible to order tests through Quest.

Quest test kits may be returned via FedEx Monday through Friday or dropped in a Quest test kit bin on campus. 
University of Pittsburgh Faculty and Staff Testing

The University of Pittsburgh has partnered with Quest to offer unobserved self-collected PCR tests for faculty and staff, but there are restrictions. Faculty and staff should only order a test if you have been identified as one of the following: 

  1. close contact through exposure to someone who has COVID-19. The first step is to begin to quarantine immediately. If the exposure happened on campus, please call MyHealth@Work at 412-647-4949. If the exposure happened off campus, order the Quest kit and you must use the Quest test kit on day 8 or later of your quarantine period. It must be used within the quarantine period and not held longer. 
  2. Working in an area identified as a localized outbreak on campus.
  3. Testing after travel (University business or personal travel). If you are testing after travel, you should quarantine at home until you receive a negative test result. 

If you receive a positive test result please contact MyHealth@Work at 412-647-4949. 

If you order a Quest test kit, you must use it.  It cannot be shared with anyone as results are reported to the county health department and the University. You can order an additional kit once you receive results from an earlier order.
If you order a Quest test kit, you must use it.  It cannot be shared with anyone as results are reported to the county health department and the University. You can order an additional kit once you receive results from an earlier order. 
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.
  • If you already have a MyQuest™ account, you may log in with that.
  • You will be asked to give permission for your test results to be provided to your college or university. Please be sure to review the terms of service and consent carefully.
  • Based on your testing program, you may be asked to schedule an appointment at a testing site convenient to you.
  • Please be sure to complete your testing by the deadline specified in the registration email sent by your college or university. To learn more about COVID-19, the testing process and other frequently asked questions, view our FAQ document.