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LAX Rapid COVID Testing

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) now offers guests two types of COVID-19 tests in the terminal area at three testing locations, the primary lab across from Terminal 6 and two satellite locations in Terminal 2 and the other in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The tests are provided by Clarity Labs and processed in a state-of-the-art, on-site laboratory, providing a convenient and safe option for testing before or after travel.

All locations offer a standard PCR test (nasal-swab Polymerase Chain Reaction) for $125 with results returned in three to five hours. Rapid PCR tests with results in one-hour or less are available for $199 at the lab at the arrivals level of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Antigen tests are offered at the main lab at terminal 6 and at the Tom Bradley International Terminal daily from 9:00 am to noon with results available in under 1-hour for a cost of $80.

Test results are returned to guests electronically. Guests will receive an itemized receipt to submit to their insurance providers for reimbursement, if the tests are covered by their healthcare provider. Please note that the airport does not receive test results or personal information from customers.

LAX’s COVID-19 testing lab is certified as a trusted testing partner by the State of Hawaii and tests are eligible to meet current travel requirements to the state.

Which Test Should I Take?
PCR tests are required to enter certain destinations or skip quarantine periods upon arrival. Antigen tests provide fastest results, cost less and may be accepted by certain airlines and destinations that allow an antigen test in place of a PCR test.

Customers are responsible for knowing the type of test results that are acceptable for their destination or purpose for testing. Please check with your airline or destination to determine which test is accepted.

Appointments are recommended and can be booked online here. Tests will be available on a walk-up basis, depending on demand.

Testing Locations:
There are three testing locations:

Test Site & Location Tests Available Cost Turn Around Time Hours of Operation
Primary Lab across street from Terminal 6
This lab is located on the Lower/Arrivals level.
Guests can access the facility by vehicle
drop-off along the outer arrivals curb at Terminal 6,
or by walking from any of the parking
For pedestrians coming from Terminals 1, 2 and 3
a shorter path to the testing site
is possible along East Way, Theme Way and West Way.
Standard PCR Test $125 3 to 5 hours 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Antigen Test $80 1-Hour or less 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Satellite testing site at Terminal 2
Lower/Arrivals Level baggage claim area.
Standard PCR Test $125 Under 24-hours 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Satellite testing site at Tom Bradley International Terminal
Upper/Departures level at the check-in counters located in Aisle C, along the north side of the terminal.
Standard PCR Test $125 Under 24-hours 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Rapid PCR Test $199 1-hour or less 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Antigen Test $80 1-Hour or less 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

COVID-19 Testing Location Map


Contact Us
Contact for Clarity Labs:

Additional COVID Testing Locations:
Passengers interested in getting a test prior to coming to or flying into LAX can visit a few websites to find the closest testing site. When choosing what type of test to get passengers should always check with their airline and destination to determine what, if any, testing requirements there are.

  • Visit this site for nationwide testing locations, click here.
  • For L.A. County residents, visit this testing site locator, click here.
  • The CDC also has general information on at-home kits here.

If you should test positive for COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website on instructions on how to take care of yourself and others. Please click here.


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