If you think you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus or have symptoms of the contagious viral infection, you can receive rapid COVID-19 testing at Naperville Internist. We offer convenient drive-up COVID-19 testing at our offices in Naperville and Downers Grove, Illinois. Results are fast and available within 15 minutes, so you won’t have to wait in long lines or put yourself and others at risk for infection. To find out if you need rapid COVID-19 testing, call Naperville Internist or request an appointment online today.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a highly contagious viral infection that is primarily spread from person to person in the respiratory droplets that result from talking, sneezing, and coughing.

While anyone is susceptible to the COVID-19 infection, the disease affects people differently. Older people and those with underlying health conditions or a compromised immune system may experience more serious and even life-threatening side effects of the disease.

What is rapid COVID-19 testing?

Rapid COVID-19 testing identifies the presence of the coronavirus and provides results within 15 minutes. This type of testing is especially important because you can develop a COVID-19 infection without showing symptoms.

By testing for the virus after you’ve come into contact with an infected person, the test can determine whether you need to stay away from others temporarily to prevent the spread of infection.

Dr. Marwaha and the medical team at Naperville Internist can determine if you need COVID-19 testing based on your symptoms or your previous exposure to infected people. Some common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever
  • Body aches
  • Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell

Symptoms tend to develop within 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Dr. Marwaha and his staff also offer on-site rapid flu testing to determine if your symptoms relate to the influenza virus.

What can I expect during rapid COVID-19 testing?

For the health and safety of everyone, we offer the convenience of drive-up testing. You pull up to the designated testing area at the office and staff come directly to your car.

They collect a sample of fluids from your nasal cavity using a long cotton swab. Our staff must swab both sides of your nose for testing. The rapid COVID-19 test isn’t painful and it takes only a few minutes. The discomfort in your nose goes away when the test is over.

Your test results come back within 15 minutes, and your physician can confirm or rule out COVID-19 as your diagnosis. If your test results are positive, the Naperville Internist medical team can provide guidance to relieve your symptoms and prevent you from spreading the infection to others.

To find out if you need rapid COVID-19 testing, contact the team at Naperville Internist by phone or by requesting an appointment through the online booking system.