Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in the US announced that Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) added a new polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to its Covid-19 testing options.

Developed by Visby, the new test provides the results in less than an hour.

The PCR test, which costs $199, can be found at the Tom Bradley International Terminal and at ticket counters C01-C05 on the Upper/Departures Level.

In addition to PCR tests, there are other Covid-19 tests that are being offered for sale at several locations throughout the airport.

Depending on the location, these tests provide results in either three to five hours or within 24 hours.

LAWA CEO Justin Erbacci said: “We continue to see strong demand for fast and accurate Covid-19 testing at LAX, which is helping passengers travel safely and opening up more destinations to them.

“By adding a one-hour rapid PCR test, LAX once again is leading the way in airport innovation and guest service, and providing travellers with access to dependable and accurate rapid testing solutions that meet their timing needs.”

The organisation stated that the Hawaii state and a number of international destinations, which are required to have negative Covid-19 test results to travel, accept the new rapid PCR test.

The Covid-19 lab, which is opened across from Terminal 6, offers PCR nasal swab tests and provides the results in three to five hours.

Passengers can also get the $80 nasal-swab antigen tests at Terminal 6 and the results will be available in 30 to 60 minutes.

Additionally, the airport also offers $125 PCR tests at the Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 2 and provides results in less than 24 hours.