Alverno Laboratories
COVID-19 Information

Providers: COVID-19 Updates

Alverno Laboratories will share information regarding COVID-19 testing here.  Please check back frequently if you have questions on how to order testing, information about our in-house testing and other information that may become available.

Fact Sheets for Testing

Please click here to view the Abbott RealTime SARS-CoV-2 Assay – Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers.
Please click here to view the Abbott ID NOW Fact SARS-CoV-2 Sheet for Healthcare Providers.
Please click here to view the DiaSorin SARS-CoV-2 Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers

Testing, Collecting, and Ordering

Variant Testing – as of April 2021
Providers, please be advised that any request for variant testing must be requested through the State of Illinois or the State of Indiana.

You will not receive feedback from either state on the outcome nor will you be informed if your patient sample was accepted for variant testing. Each state will reach out to Alverno to acquire the sample and we will not be informed of the variant testing outcome. This is an epidemiologic/surveillance activity only.

If you decide to proceed with variant testing, we ask that you contact Alverno at 800-937-5521 to request to have the patient specimen be sequestered at -70 degrees Celsius.

Please use the phone numbers, links and/or forms listed below for making your request to the appropriate department of health.

Information for Indiana:

June 2021 Letter from the Indiana Department of Health

To initiate specimen submission, please fill out the IDOH COVID-19 Variant Testing Authorizations provider survey at the following link: https://redcap.isdh.in.gov/surveys/?s=97PTWFEAYD

Indiana State Department of Health, Indianapolis Indiana
317-921-5500, Ask for the Virology Department

Information for Illinois:
One requirement for Illinois is to complete the Communicable Disease Form. Please contact IDPH for exact instructions.  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/forms/communicable-diseases-laboratory-test-requisition-03062020.pdf)

Illinois Department of Public Health Lab, Chicago Illinois
312-814-2793, Ask for the Virology Department

Illinois Department of Public Health, Springfield Illinois
217-782-4977, Ask for the Virology Department

For more information from CDC visit:
Genomic Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 Variants
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/variant-surveillance.html

SARS-CoV-2 Variant Classifications and Definitions
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/variant-surveillance/variant-info.html

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Impact of variants on COVID tests performed at Alverno

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Frequently Asked COVID-19 Testing Questions
Please click here for information on how to order COVID-19 testing to be performed in-house.

Click here for full details on the Alverno COVID-19 antibody testing: