MCI Diagnostic Center

COVID-19 Testing

As a National Clinical High-Complexity CLIA laboratory, MCI Diagnostic Center is committed to supporting our nation by providing accurate Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our laboratory has the capacity to process thousands of test per day which will save lives and get our nation back to there daily normal routines.

We provide unsurpassed quality and patient care by following all mandated regulations and guidelines within our accreditation and certifications. With this continuous focus, we strive to provide excellence in all services provided.

COVID-19 Testing in 5 Easy Steps

1: Secure Test

Place your order online to secure your test today.

2: Site Location

Visit a designated MCI drive-thru site. Print a copy of your registration with Order ID Number.

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3: Show Order ID

Have your registration with Order ID number ready and available to give to MCI personnel upon arrival.

4: Collection

Get your specimen sample collected by one of our specialists.

5: Get Results

Receive your results within 48 hours.

How do I get tested?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing can be provided to individuals who secure and register there test on MCICOVID.COM.

What is the expected turnaround time for results?

Individual COVID-19 test result will be reported within 48 hours after specimen collection kit is received within the testing facility.

Result turnaround time my vary on increase of testing and volume. Please contact MCI directly at (888) 509-5227 for current turnaround times.

What if I want to order more than one test?

Multiple test kits can be purchased. To inquire multiple test kits, please contact us directly Toll-Free at (888) 509-5227 and one of our team experts will provide additional information.

What is MCI Diagnostic Center?

MCI Diagnostic Center is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business that offers national laboratory testing and diagnostics with headquarters in Richardson, Texas. MCI is accredited by the College of American Pathologist (CAP, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), and Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA).

Is there an out-of-pocket for patients without insurance?

If you do not have insurance, we will ask you for your Social Security number (card not needed), driver's license, or State ID to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured.

What do you need to bring to your to your COVID-19 test?

You will need to bring:

  • Copy of your confirmation email with the Order ID number.
  • Insurance card, if applicable.
  • Driver's license, or State ID
  • Social Security number (card not needed)

How is my sample for testing collected?

You will be given a swab and asked to collect a sample of nasal secretions. This is done by inserting the swab into your nostril approximately 1 inch in the nasal passage (midway). The swab is rotated serval seconds, removed gently and this process is repeated on the other side. Please note that you will need to administer your own swab or bring someone that can help do it for you.

Is MCI Diagnostic Center a national high-complexity certified lab?

Yes, MCI Diagnostic Center is a national high-complexity certified laboratory by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) MCI Diagnostic Center CLIA No. 37D201146

Who is MCI Diagnostic Center's Medical Director?

Our Laboratory Medical Director is Dr. Chitra Kohli M.D.

Will Positive COVID-19 Results be reported to local and state health departments?

MCI Diagnostic Center will report all COVID-19 results to the appropriate public health departments in accordance with applicable requirements.

What do I do if I tested Negative for COVID-19?

If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time of your specimen was collected. This does not mean you will not get sick. It is possible that you were very early in your infection at the time of your specimen collection and that you could test positive later, or you could be exposed later and develop illness. A negative result does not rule out getting sick later.

Please refer to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information.

What do I do if I tested Positive for COVID-19?

If you test positive for COVID-19, you should take necessary and immediate steps to prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

  • Stay home except to get medical care.
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home.
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
  • Wear a face-mask if you are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean your hands often.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.
  • Clean all "high-touch" surfaces everyday.
  • Monitor your infection.