Drive-Up COVID-19 Test while you remain in your car with results in as little 30 min!

Where is this available?

  • Trilab 747 N Church Road, Elmhurst IL – Suite F6 (parking is in the back designated slots) 

What type of test is performed?

  • Trilab uses two types of COVID-19 testing to check for active infection. 
    • A Rapid Antigen or Molecular PCR result test, which returns results the same day.  
      • This is done by the ABBOTT ID NOW and the Sophia Quidel systems, both readily available at our facility
    • Trilab also utilizes polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing, which will be implemented in house with a 24-48-hour turnaround time
    • Antibody tests by blood will also be offered to see if someone has been previously infected in the past
Trilab Rapid Covid Testing Patient in Car

When is the best time to get tested?

  • Generally, after 3-4 days of exposure
  • Active symptoms (fevers, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, malaise, and generalized body aches)
  • Good clinical history reflective of possible COVID
  • Health Care Professional, first responders and others that have high exposure to Covid and suspecting Covid infection
  • Before or After Travel
  • Repeat Testing for confirmation improved accuracy
  • We will not test anyone with pending results from another facility

How is testing done?

  • Please arrive at the time of your appointment time for any verification process
  • Please let us know you have arrived for testing by calling us and remaining in your vehicle
  • While you remain in the vehicle, we will collect a sample of nasal secretions. This is done by inserting the swab into both nostrils approximately 1 inch into the nasal passage (midway) and further for more than 10 seconds. The swab is rotated several times, removed gently and this process is repeated on the other side.
  • We value your time, so your appointment will only take about 10 minutes.

How soon will I receive my results?

  • Results for rapid testing are generally returned on the same day of specimen collection sometimes as soon as 30 minutes
    • We will call you with the results and send you results via email securely
      • COVID (+) OR COVID (-)
    • You may also call us to discuss how you would like to receive your results via any other means

What are the fees for this test?

  • $149.00 Self- Pay pricing for the Covid Rapid Antigen Test   
  • Please bring a credit card. We do not accept cash or checks

Do you Accept Insurance?

  •  Presently we are offering this direct-to-consumer service and discounted pricing for quick and convenient resulting
    • We are not accepting insurance as some insurance plans have different benefits in place
    • Unlike other testing centers you do not need any special orders or are required to see a provider which may result in excess fees
    • We do accept Flexspend or HSA cards
Trilab Covid Testing

Can I bring someone with me, and can they get a test too?

  •  Only patients who have qualified and scheduled for a visit online can be tested.  If they are also registered properly, though, then they may get tested too (Please let us know so we can be prepared)

How old does a patient have to be to get a COVID-19 test?

  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany and complete this registration for all minor patients under the age of 18

I am not driving, can I walk-in?

  • If you do not have a vehicle or cannot park your car, call ahead and we will accommodate your needs.
  • Please remember, when you arrive for testing, you must wear a face covering for everyone’s safety and only remove it when instructed to do so by the authorized representative. 
  • You will still be tested outside.   Do not enter the facility 

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, all tests must be scheduled. Every individual who wants a test must make an appointment online. Click here to make an appointment.

Do I need a referral from a doctor or provider?

  • Referrals are not required.

Can I schedule in advance?

  • Yes. Appointments can be made in advance (depending on availability).

What do I need to bring with me?

  • After you make your appointment, you will be prompted to fill out a form to gather basic information we need.   Lab staff will call to verify your information prior to their test. 
  • Proof of identity is required to verify registration
  • Be sure to have your mobile phone in case we need to reach you

More Questions?
Contact our Trilab Support team