COVID-19 Saliva Testing
136 OGDEN AVENUE, DOWNERS GROVE, 60515
1111 W DIVERSEY PKWY, CHICAGO IL 60614
ADDITIONAL TESTING OPTIONS
About COVID-19 Saliva Tests
Saliva testing is available for patients who do not have virus symptoms, and who have not had a known exposure to the virus.Innovative Express Care is among the first clinics in Chicago to offer this non-invasive virus test. Show up for your appointment, give us a saliva sample, and you are on your way. Please do not eat or drink anything 30 minutes prior to giving your saliva sample.
If you are symptomatic, or have had a known exposure to the virus, we will give you the PCR Swab Test and Rapid COVID-19 test.
For more information about the saliva test, visit our FAQs.
COVID-19 Saliva Test FAQ
According to Yale School of Medicine, the SalivaDirect test is highly sensitive and accurate in detecting COVID-19 94 percent of the time. The Yale Study also suggests that the SalivaDirect test may be more sensitive than the nasal swab (which is currently the gold standard), as it accurately detected COVID-19 in two cases where the nasal swab did not detect the virus. Innovative Express Care also did our own comparison and the saliva test has a correlation rate of 99 percent with the gold standard, nasopharyngeal PCR swab test.
Saliva test results will be available within 2-3 days.