Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Near Me

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) does not discriminate. It is highly contagious and EVERYONE is at risk. Ideally we would test everyone, regardless of symptoms.

Now we can. Get a COVID-19 near you in Morton Grove.

If you have symptoms we will test you outside. Please let us know.

PLEASE RESPECT THE FACT THAT OTHERS WHO VISIT OUR FACILITY ARE HERE FOR OTHER REASONS.

PCR Test For Individuals

Whether for “Fit To Fly,” return to campus, or you want to visit a vulnerable relative, the PCR test will let you know if you are COVID-free. Molecular PCR tests are the gold standard.

Rapid Antigen Test For Individuals

The Rapid Antigen test provides results in as fast as 15 minutes. Using technology similar to a rapid strep test, it detects active infection by looking for the proteins that cause infection.

Antibody Test For Individuals

Antibodies are what your body produces in response to an infection. This test will let you know if you were previously infected by the virus that causes COVID-19

Employer Programs

People want to feel safe when they go to work. This on-site screening program is intended to detect employees who may be bringing infection into the workplace.

PCR Test For Individuals $149

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The RT-PCR, or Molecular test, is the standard viral test to detect the virus that causes COVID-19. Normally it is collected by a health care professional using a nasal pharyngeal (NP) swab. The NP swab is uncomfortable at best and the most common method up until recently. Some have described the experience as “so deep it disturbed my thoughts!”

Rest assured. We will not stab you in the brain!

Different labs use different analyzers, some more than one. You can read the FDA’s fact sheets on the PCR tests we use here, here, and here.

Newer methods include self-collected nasal swabs (not nearly as deep) and saliva samples. These are the ones we prefer and the ones we offer.

Samples are collected and sent to the lab. Most results take 2 to 3 days.*

If you have symptoms, you can test at home. Order here.

Looking for a rapid PCR test? Make sure it is not this one.

*Once the lab has the sample. Delayed overnight shipping can cause delays. No guarantees on turnaround time.

Rapid Antigen Test  $79

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Why order two? Simple: Serial Testing

Like the PCR test, a COVID Antigen test is a viral test. We use the Quidel Sofia analyzer, which received FDA Emergency Use Authorization on May 8, 2020.

You can read the FDA’s fact sheet about the Sofia here.

For more details about how this test works, you can read the PDF here (Sofia)

Samples are self-collected in our clinic with a nasal swab. Results take about 15 minutes.

Antigen testing is most useful in the 7 days or so before symptoms appear. Once symptoms appear, antigens may not be detected. This test is in high demand. So much so, that the federal government grabbed most of them.

  • Sofia: Sensitivity / PPA (Positive Agreement) 96.7%

  • Sofia: Specificity / NPA (Negative Agreement) 100%

  • Veritor: Sensitivity / PPA (Positive Agreement) 84%
  • Veritor: Specificity / NPA (Negative Agreement) >99%

Antibody Tests $38 / $69 / $149

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PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS, THIS IS NOT THE TEST YOU NEED.

An individual can have Coronavirus Disease for two weeks before experiencing symptoms. Researchers say that as many as 50% of infected (and contagious) people do not experience symptoms at all. Infected individuals expose everyone they come in contact with.

COVID-19 antibody test results may help identify whether were previously exposed to the virus or whether your vaccine produced antibodies. Currently, the FDA supports antibody testing with the following important points:

  • Antibody tests can play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19.
  • Antibody testing can help identify who may have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
  • Currently it is unclear whether individuals with antibodies may be less susceptible to infection. It is hoped that in the future, broad use of antibody tests and clinical follow-up will provide more information.
  • The CDC and many healthcare experts recommend you discuss your test results and whether to return to work with your healthcare provider and employer.
  • If you were never diagnosed with COVID-19, this test may help determine whether you were previously exposed to the virus.
  • If you were diagnosed with COVID-19, this test can check whether or not your body has produced antibodies.
  • Even if you test positive for COVD-19 antibodies, the CDC recommends that you continue social distancing and other protocols. No one knows if you can get it again.

Antibody Test from
Vibrant Clinical Labs

$149

The Vibrant Clinical Labs COVID-19 antibody test requires a blood draw, and it will take 2 or 3 days to get a result. The Vibrant test detects 4 proteins and both IgM and IgG antibodies.

Antibody Test from
ACL Laboratories

$69

This COVID-19 Antibody Test requires a blood draw, and results normally take 24-48 hours. ACL is a regional lab and uses technology provided by Abbott to detect IgG Antibodies.

Rapid
Antibody Test

$38

COVID-19 Antibody Test with a fingerprick. Results in about 15 minutes. It detects the antibodies produced by prior infection as well as those produced by the vaccine.

We have spent hours researching labs. There are a number of labs out there offering COVID-19 Antibody Tests that do not appear to be following the rules, and most are not testing for all of the antibody proteins.

We are currently offering this test from Vibrant.

Vibrant is also listed on the FDA web site and has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) (They follow the rules.)

Regulatory information regarding the test.

Here is why we believe it’s better than the others. If a better option emerges, we’ll switch.

You can see a sample report here.

  • Highly sensitive and accurate serum assay for viral antibodies

  • Increased screening with IgM and IgG antibody detection

  • Validated according to FDA EUA requirements

  • Sensitivity / PPA (Positive Agreement)  97%

  • Specificity /NPA (Negative Agreement) 98%

Most of our conventional lab tests are conducted at ACL Laboratories, so we were thrilled when they announced that this test is available. Using technology developed by Abbott, this is an IgG antibody test.

This test is run on Abbott’s laboratory instruments which are capable of doing 100-200 tests an hour. This leads to faster turnaround times for results.

This test has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA and CE Mark in Europe. It’s a quality test.

Note: Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E.

To learn more about how this test works, you can check this infographic.

  • Testing performed using technology developed by Abbott labs

  • Increased screening with IgG antibody detection

  • Validated according to FDA EUA requirements

  • Sensitivity /PPA (Positive Agreement) 100%

  • Specificity/NPA (Negative Agreement) 99.2%

Many COVID antibody tests will not detect the antibodies produced when you are vaccinated.
 
Our rapid COVID-19 antibody test does.
 
There are a number of different COVID proteins, including:
  • Spike 1
  • Spike 2
  • Nucleocapsid
A previously infected person may produce antibodies to any or all of those proteins, any of which may provide a level of protection against re-infection.
 

The Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines were developed to produce antibodies to the Spike proteins, and not the Nucleocapsid protein, so an antibody test that is focused solely on the Nucleocapsid protein antibodies is likely to be negative.

Many of the antibody tests on the market detect only the nucleocapsid antigen. Our rapid test detects both. We have tested a number of vaccinated (and not previously infected) individuals and confirmed it is reliable.
 
Want to know if your vaccine produced antibodies?

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chills

  • Shaking with chills

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Muscle pain

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

COVID-19 Testing FAQs

At InOut Labs, that is the ONLY way you can be tested. If you have symptoms, we advise that you contact your medical providers.

Symptoms include: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Chills, Shaking with chills, Loss of taste or smell, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat.

When you come in for testing, we want you to feel comfortable that we are not inviting symptomatic individuals inside.

  • Were you recently exposed?
    Did you arrive from a “hot spot” location?
  • Do you plan to visit a friend or relative who may be vulnerable?
  • Are you traveling to a location that requires that you arrive with a negative test result? (“Fit to Fly” testing)
  • Are you returning to campus?

InOut Labs is not in network with any insurer. The CARES ACT seems to require that all insurers cover certain COVID-19 related tests, even if they are out of network. We will provide you with a Superbill to submit on your own.

Antibody vs. Viral Tests

AntibodiesViral
Antibody or Serology tests are blood tests to detect antibodies. Antibodies are what a body produces in response to an antigen (or “invader”). Since there is no vaccine for this virus, antibodies indicate past exposure to the virus.A Viral test is a test for current infection (usually a nasal swab or saliva sample). If you have symptoms, you should have this test, not the antibody test. InOut Labs offers the Viral test for asymptomatic individuals only.

Rapid vs. Lab Tests

Rapid Test Lab Test
Rapid tests provide a result in about 15 minutes.The COVID-19 Lab Antibody or Viral Test is what it sounds like. It’s a sample that is sent to a certified laboratory for testing on calibrated equipment. InOut Labs offers lab based antibody and RT-PCR tests.

Regulatory Information

What Does the FDA Have To Say About COVID Antibody Tests?

In its revised publication “Policy for Coronavirus Disease-2019 Tests During the Public Health Emergency (Revised),” issued on the web 5/4/2020, please note the following requirements:

In order to provide important information about the intended use of the test and its limitations, FDA recommends that instructions for use and patient test reports include information that helps users and patients understand the test results, such as the following:

COVID-19 testing statements

  • The antibody tests and the molecular tests (together “All tests”) have not been FDA cleared or approved;
  • All tests have been authorized by FDA under EUAs for use by authorized laboratories;
  • The antibody tests have been authorized only for the detection of IgG or IgG and IgM antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens;
  • The molecular tests have been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses, pathogens; and,
  • All tests are only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.

The FDA continues to update its guidance in its FAQ section. It is important to check their website daily for latest updates: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/emergency-situations-medical-devices/faqs-diagnostic-testing-sars-cov-2