COVID-19 Testing for Travel to China

Holiday Travel COVID Test Discount

Enjoy a 50% discount on our travel tests for new appointments made between Nov. 28 and Dec. 31, 2022.  We know your travel plans might change so we will waive the cancellation fee when you book your appointment using this discount code. Please use promo code HOLIDAY-Yh0A4-22 when booking your appointment.

To find TargetDx Laboratory on the CDC’s CLIA Laboratory Search site, please enter “Lung Cancer Proteomics” in the Laboratory Name field or enter “05D2194953” in the CLIA Number field. Lung Cancer Proteomics (dba TargetDx Laboratory) is CLIA certified. See our CLIA certificate here.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TRAVELERS TO CHINA WHO ARE TESTING AT OUR LABORATORY.

There is a new travel policy issued on Nov. 12, 2022. Passengers who take direct flights from the United States to China must complete a nucleic acid test within 48 hours before boarding, and apply for a health code with a negative test certificate. For example: If your direct flight from the United States to China is on December 10, the nucleic acid test can be completed on any of December 8, 9, and 10, but it is recommended to reserve enough time to apply for the health code.

Those with a history of previous infections, close contacts, previously suspected symptoms, and uncertain test results should be tested according to the above test requirements.

Other important information from TargetDx Laboratory:

  • We will no longer report results to the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China.
  • We are a current CLIA-certified laboratory. Our name is Lung Cancer Proteomics (dba TargetDx Laboratory).
  • Passport and vaccine information will still be on the travel test report if the patient provides the information.
  • A simple nasopharyngeal (nasal swab) or nasopharyngeal swab is acceptable.

We are open for test sample collection Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 3:30 PM. On Saturdays from 8 AM – 12 PM.

We look forward to serving your travel testing needs! Book directly through our website, or through your patient portal if you have tested with us before.

COVID-19 Testing for Travel to China

TargetDx Laboratory work closely with the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China to ensure our reporting and documentations are compliant and meet all requirements for COVID-19 testing for travel to China. Requirements may change at any time as deemed by the general consulate and we will change our tests accordingly.

We Offer:

COVID-19 tests we offer for travel to China are:

1) COVID19 NAAT RT-PCR Test, Guaranteed Same Day Result (San Jose Lab or SFO Airport,  $160)

This is a COVID19 PCR test with guaranteed same-day results. This can be used for international travel (i.e., China, Japan, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and more) or for other reasons (i.e., school, work, events). The COVID-19 viral test is PCR-based and looks for an active SARS-CoV-2 infection. This test determines if you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2. Results are available the same day between 4 – 6 PM.

2) COVID19 NAAT RT-PCR Test, Guaranteed 3-hour Result (San Jose Lab, $220)

This is a COVID19 PCR test with results guaranteed in 3 hours. This can be used for international travel (i.e., China, Japan, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and more) or for other reasons (i.e., school, work, events). The COVID-19 viral test is PCR-based and looks for an active SARS-CoV-2 infection. This test determines if you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Our collection site address and hours are:

San Francisco Airport Collection Site:

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport-North, Strategy Room, 2nd Floor

373 South Airport Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080

Monday – Saturday: 8:00 AM to 11:45 AM

San Jose Collection Site:

TargetDx Laboratory

6541 Via Del Oro, Suite A, San Jose, CA 95119

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

An appointment is required.

FAQ for Travel

Is TargetDx Laboratory a CLIA-certified testing facility as required by the SF Chinese Consulate?

Yes, TargetDx Laboratory (aka Lung Cancer Proteomics) is a CLIA-certified lab, and our COVD-19 PCR tests are authorized for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and performed by laboratories in the United States who are certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), 42 U.S.C. §263a, to perform high complexity tests.

Does TargetDx have its own lab and where?

Yes, we have a collection and laboratory site located at 6541 Via Del Oro, Suite A and B, San Jose, CA 95119. Please go to Suite A for your appointment for collection.

Our San Francisco site is located at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport-North, Strategy Room, 2nd Floor, 373 South Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080.

Our phone is 219-510-0120 and our email is info@targetdxlab.com

What COVID-19 tests do you offer for Travel to China?

COVID-19 tests we offer for travel to China are:

1) COVID19 NAAT RT-PCR Test, Guaranteed Same Day Result (San Jose Lab or SFO Airport, $160)

This is a COVID19 PCR test with guaranteed same-day results. This can be used for international travel (i.e., China, Japan, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and more) or for other reasons (i.e., school, work, events). The COVID-19 viral test is PCR-based and looks for an active SARS-CoV-2 infection. This test determines if you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2. Results are available the same day between 4-6 PM.

2) COVID19 NAAT RT-PCR Test, Guaranteed 3-Hour Result (San Jose Lab, $220)

This is a COVID19 PCR test with results guaranteed in 3 hours. This can be used for international travel (i.e., China, Japan, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and more) or for other reasons (i.e., school, work, events). The COVID-19 viral test is PCR-based and looks for an active SARS-CoV-2 infection. This test determines if you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2.

How do I make a travel test appointment? What do I need to bring to the appointment?

Appointments for travel testing can be booked online at www.targetdxlab.com. Click Book Your Test and follow the instructions on how to register.

Make sure to complete your profile online, and upload your passport and vaccination record. Ensure that your information is accurate (i.e., name spelling, date of birth, gender, passport number, vaccination shots).

What is your rescheduling or cancellation policy?

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations will incur a 15% transaction fee per appointment.

Rescheduling Policy: No fees for rescheduling. 

If your sample has already been collected, no refund will be issued.

How long does it take to get my results?

If you are traveling to China, your results are available between 3-6 PM.

Results are normally sent out by email and through your patient portal. If you have not received them when you are supposed to, check your patient portal and your spam and junk folders in your email. When checking your junk folder, you may need to do a search for “targetdxlab”. You can also email info@targetdxlab.com.

How do I get my test result(s)?

We will email a copy of your test result as an encrypted and password-protected PDF file, as well as provide you with a patient portal for access. Please make sure to check your spam and junk mail. If you have not received your results by 9 PM, please email info@targetdxlab.com or log-in to your patient portal to access your result.

Are COVID-19 travel test covered by my insurance?

We do not accept insurance for travel testing, you will first need to pay out of pocket, and then ask your insurance to reimburse. You will need to check with your insurance provider to see if they will reimburse you for travel testing.

What is the difference between PCR and Antigen Testing?

The PCR molecular test for active infection involves collecting swab specimens from your nose or throat depending on the specific test platform and uses nucleic acid amplification to detect infection. Laboratory-based nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) are considered the most sensitive tests for detecting SARS-CoV-2, and they can also be used to confirm the results of lower sensitivity tests.

The antigen test involves collecting a swab specimen from your nose. Antigen tests are much less sensitive than real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and other nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs). Antigen tests detects active, HIGH viral load SARS-CoV-2 infections.

From our internal collections, we see an estimated of 80% (or more) PCR positives that are not detected by Antigen testing done on the same day from the same individual. This is consistent in that Antigen testing requires HIGH viral loads for detection.

Therefore you can be positive on PCR (more sensitive and more accurate) and negative on Antigen (less sensitive and less accurate) on a same a day test.

We confirm all of our positive test results to ensure that results released are accurate.

NAAT RT-PCR COVID-19 Test and Mutations

Our molecular tests detect multiple (3) SARS-CoV-2 Targets and an MS2 phage and has a sensitivity and specificity of >99.9. We also have a rapid PCR test that detects E and N protein on the SARS-CoV-2. Since our tests is designed to detect multiple genetic targets, the overall test sensitivity should not be impacted by current variant mutations.

Are the words Serum, IgM, Venous blood (Venous) explicitly marked in the current test reports from TargetDx Laboratory?

Yes, the report explicitly states that our test detects Venous Serum or Plasma IgM, IgG, IgA, or IgM (only) or IgG (only).

Can the test reports also indicate specific testing methods including Colloidal gold, Chemiluminescence, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay? If not the above three testing methods applied, can other specific method (Methodology) be indicated in the test reports?

The method used for our Antibody test method is an Immunoassay: enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) for combine IgM, IgG, and IgA; or Colloidal Gold (IgM only, IgG only).

The method for the Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) is Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR).

These are indicated on the reports.