Thank you for choosing Inova. Inova COVID-19 Testing
Inova provides COVID-19 testing for individuals required to get a COVID-19 test before an upcoming surgery or procedure. Individuals are required to have a physician’s order and must schedule a COVID-19 testing appointment using Inova’s MyChart patient portal in advance of your surgery or procedure. See How It Works below for instructions.
For all other COVID-19 testing needs, please contact your primary care office. Non-surgical patients requesting COVID-19 testing can also visit an Inova Urgent Care location for a full provider evaluation and testing as needed.
For those seeking COVID-19 testing without a provider order, can visit the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Site for a list of other COVID-19 test sites.
How It Works: Scheduling a COVID-19 testing appointment for pre-procedural and surgical patients
Once your provider approves your COVID-19 test:
- Inova MyChart is required to schedule a COVID-19 test.
- On the MyChart welcome page, click the "visit" calendar icon at the top of the page. Next, click the "schedule an appointment" button in order to choose a specific reason for scheduling an appointment.
- Select Inova COVID Test Screening
- Fill out the required questions to schedule your testing appointment at one of our COVID-19 testing locations.
- You must include the name and number of the provider who requested your test.
If your provider has not already scheduled your appointment on your behalf, you may schedule an appointment yourself.
Test results are generally returned to your provider within 3-5 days.
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.
- MyChart – you may be notified of results through your MyChart account.
- You may receive a call from the physician who ordered the test with your results. You may also receive a call from Inova.
COVID-19 Testing Locations: Pre-procedural and pre-surgical testing only
- Inova Laboratories – Alexandria
- Inova Laboratories – Merrifield
- Inova Laboratories – Reston
Appointments are required for COVID-19 testing and can be scheduled by patients through Inova's MyChart Patient Portal.
Patients may also go to their primary care provider or local pharmacy for testing.