Types of Tests

*PCR testing may be helpful if you:

  • Are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Live in or recently traveled to an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19
  • Have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
  • Think you have been exposed to COVID-19  (*Source: CDC)

 *Antibody testing may be right for you if you:

  • Have had a positive test for COVID-19 and it has been at least 3 days and you want to know if you have detectable levels of IgM and/or IgG antibodies
  • Have not experienced a fever or felt feverish in the last 3 days
  • Have not experienced new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 days: loss of smell or taste, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, feeling weak or lethargic, lightheadedness or dizziness, vomiting or diarrhea, slurred speech, and/or seizure (*Source: CDC)


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Simple Laboratories offers PCR and antibody testing to identify if individuals are infected or may have been infected with coronavirus.

COVID-19 is a new virus caused by infection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.  As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues to worsen with community spread, we want to make it our priority to provide critical COVID-19 testing. We are working around the clock to support the high demand for accurate and efficient COVID-19 testing, and we continue to be a key player in flattening the curve and stopping the spread in communities nationwide.

Transmission and Symptoms

According to CDC, COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person in close contact, through respiratory droplets. It is also possible that a person can catch COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it. The CDC reports that some or all of the following symptoms may appear up to 14 days after exposure:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

COVID-19 PCR Viral Test – For Diagnosing Current Infection

A real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (real-time RT-PCR) assay detects the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen. By detecting viral RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present, the tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on.

COVID-19 Antibody Test

Serology testing, also known as antibody testing, uses an immunoassay to check a blood sample for signs of previous exposure to the virus, such as whether the patient’s immune system produced SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies after COVID-19 infection.

Which COVID-19 Test is Right for You? 

Frequently Asked Questions

Get Tested!

If you feel like you are infected with the coronavirus, you should call your doctor or other healthcare provider and they may order a test.

Simple Laboratories is currently only accepting patients with a doctor's notice. Walk-ins are welcome as long as you have doctor's or provider's notice. You should be considered for testing if you have COVID-19 symptoms, have come into contact with someone who you know is infected by the coronavirus or meet criteria established by the CDC.

The Simple Laboratories team will collect the sample for testing at 5960 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 and will process the test at a separate testing location. The result will be delivered to your doctor.

If you would like to learn more or speak to a representative, please call 773-775-6697 . Our dedicated customer service team is ready to answer your questions.

If you suspect that you have COVID-19 and are seeking evaluation of the disease, please contact your healthcare provider and local or state health department immediately.

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