COVID-19 Saliva Testing
4115 FAIRVIEW AVENUE, DOWNERS GROVE, 60515
1111 W DIVERSEY PKWY, CHICAGO IL 60614
ADDITIONAL TESTING OPTIONS
Due to high demand, our schedule is often fully booked. If this occurs, you have two options:
- Schedule an appointment at our affiliate, COVID of Chicago. COVID of Chicago offers same-day results for PCR and rapid testing. Insurance is not accepted. Self-pay prices can be found on their website here.
- Purchase an at-home testing kit for $185 (self-pay only, insurance not accepted). Results are received within 2-3 days of the date you ship your test to the lab.
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.