COVID-19 Testing

Southdale Pediatrics offers COVID testing for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

For patients with symptoms, we recommend evaluation in our office to help determine what is causing your child symptoms. If a COVID test is indicated, we perform COVID PCR testing through a nationally recognized lab. Results will show up on your child’s patient portal account. You will only receive a call from our clinic if your child tests positive. Tests take 3-5 days to return as we use a national lab that has high testing demand.

If your child has an exposure to a person who tests positive for COVID, our pediatricians can help to determine if and when testing is indicated. Patients who are asymptomatic will be scheduled for a telehealth visit with one of our pediatricians. Testing for asymptomatic patients is done via drive-up testing in our Edina parking lot. Results will be reported on the portal within 2-4 days.

If your child has a high risk exposure to COVID, it is still the recommendation of MDH to quarantine for 14 days after exposure, even with a negative test result.