Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to schedule an appointment?
No appointments are necessary for any of our locations. Just drive up or walk up depending on the location.

When will I receive my results?
A PCR Test takes 24 to 48 hours to receive your results. This test is completely free of charge with Insurance (conditions apply). If you would like an expedited PCR test within 24 hours then we do offer that for $100, provided the test is performed before 3 pm. With the rapid antigen test, results are verbally given within 15 minutes and an email confirmation is given within 3 hours.

What tests do you offer?
Apex Covid Testing uses RT-PCR (Reverse Transcript PCR) analyzers for our COVID-19 testing. We chose this technology for its accuracy and reliability. RT-PCR tests are accepted as the ‘gold standard’ of Pre-Travel COVID testing. We also offer rapid antigen testing. Some airlines and schools are now accepting a negative result from a rapid antigen test. Check with your school/airline provider. Both the PCR test and Rapid Antigen tests are free.

How do I get my results?
Your results will be email to you.

What is the cost of the test?
PCR Test is completely free of charge for insured patients (conditions apply). If you would like expedited PCR (guaranteed results within 24 hours in Illinois) that is $100.

What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring your ID and insurance card (if you have one).
If you are uninsured, pay self-pay fee. Please bring your ID.

Is your test FDA approved?
Our lab is CLIA certified and uses EUA tests following the FDA’s guidance. A CLIA certification is vital for a testing facility and is required for traveling to countries outside the US.

How is your test performed?
Test will be performed using nasal self swab / saliva. All instructions will be given to you at the testing sites.

Do you test children?
We allow children over the age of 2 to get tested.