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How It Works

Once your provider approves your COVID-19 test:

  1. Select a test site and available time from the locations below.
    • For pre-surgical/procedural testing, you must complete your test within 72 – 96 hours before your surgery or procedure.
  2. Fill out the registration form.
    • You must include the name and number of the provider who requested your test.
  3. Upon arrival at the test site, please stay in your car and follow the posted instructions.

If your provider has not already scheduled your appointment on your behalf, you may schedule an appointment yourself at one of the locations below. 

Established Inova patients are encouraged to schedule their testing appointment through the MyChart patient portal.

Test results are generally returned to your provider within 3-5 days.

Test Results

After 3-5 days have passed, there are multiple ways in which you can be informed about the results of your COVID-19 test results. Please ensure we have your most up to date contact information on file before you leave your appointment.  

  1. MyChart – you may be notified of results through your MyChart account. The easiest way to find all test results done at any Inova facility is through MyChart, Inova's online patient portal. If you do not already have MyChart activated, you will be given an activation code at the time of testing.
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  2. You may receive a call from your Primary Care Physician or the physician who ordered the test with your results. You may also receive a call from Inova.
  3. If none of the options above has helped you obtain your results, or you have additional questions, please contact the COVID-19 Notifications Call Center for further instructions at 571-347-3040, open 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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COVID-19 Testing Eligibility

Inova offers COVID-19 testing for patients who have a provider order. If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19, contact your primary care provider or visit an Inova Respiratory Illness Clinic. If you have an order, you can schedule your test in MyChart or book an appointment online at one of our three vehicle-side testing locations. For those seeking COVID-19 testing without a provider order, please visit the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Site for a list of other COVID-19 test sites. Inova is continuously reviewing testing criteria and guidance provided by the CDC and Virginia Department of Health in order to best serve our community.

Inova COVID-19 Testing Options