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. 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 or to a vaccine. We offer antibody tests that detect both past infection and vaccine response.

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 FREE or $149

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The RT-PCR, or Molecular test, is the standard viral test to detect the virus that causes COVID-19.

We offer a self-collected saliva PCR test in collaboration with Cure Medical Lab. Cure will bill your insurance, so there is no cost to you. Bring your insurance card, photo ID and smart phone. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY. PICK UP A KIT AT OUR FRONT DESK, COLLECT IT IN YOUR CAR AND RETURN IT TO US.

We also offer PCR testing at NorthShore and Quest Diagnostics, using a self-collected (observed) nasal swab. Cost to you is $149.

Most results take 2 to 3 days.*

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

*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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Like the PCR test, a COVID Antigen test is a viral test.

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

What is the difference between an antigen and molecular test?

An antigen test detects proteins from the virus. Molecular (PCR) tests detect genetic material from the virus. Antigen tests are very specific for the virus, but not as sensitive as molecular tests. This means that a positive result is highly accurate, but a negative result does not rule out infection.

If your test result is negative, you should discuss with your healthcare provider on whether an additional test is necessary and if you should continue isolating at home. There is a higher chance of false negative results with antigen tests than with laboratory-based molecular tests. This means that there is a higher chance this test will give you a negative result when you have COVID-19.

That is why serial testing is recommended when screening with antigen tests.

Antibody Tests $38 to $199

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

COVID-19 antibody test results may help identify whether were previously exposed to the virus or whether your vaccine produced antibodies.

Currently available vaccines produce only spike antibodies. Past infection can produce spike or nucleocapsid antibodies, or both.

Raid Antibody Test $38- Detects both the spike and nucleocapsid antibodies. No levels are reported. Only +/-.

Vaccine Response IGG Antibody Test $49 – Conducted by ACL Laboratories, this detects the spike protein antibody, which is the one produced by currently available vaccines. Past infection can also produce spike protein antibodies. If you want to determine past infection, we recommend testing for both nucleocapsid and spike antibodies.

Nucleocapsid IGG Antibody Test $69 – Conducted by ACL Laboratories, this detects the nucleocapsid protein antibody, which is produced only by past infection with SARS-COV2. Past infection can also produce spike protein antibodies. If you want to determine past infection, we recommend testing for both nucleocapsid and spike antibodies.

Vibrant America Complete IGG and IGM Antibody Test $149 – This one tests for both IGM and IGG antibodies for 4 different proteins: Spike 1, Spike 2, Nucleocapsid and Receptor Binding Domain

Antibody Test from
Vibrant Clinical Labs

$199

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 Tests from
ACL Laboratories

$49 and $69

The COVID-19 Antibody Tests requires a blood draw, and results normally take 24-48 hours. ACL is a regional lab and offers two antibody tests (Nucleocapsid $69 and Spike $49). You can do both for $99.

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.

 

Results are qualitative, meaning you get a “positive” or “negative” result (no  levels).

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. ACL is owned by Advocate Aurora Health.

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.

  • 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 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 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.

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

Antibodies Viral
Antibody or Serology tests are blood tests to detect antibodies. Antibodies are what a body produces in response to an antigen (or “invader”) or a vaccine. 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.

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.