FCMC offers Saliva Testing for COVID-19

COVID-19 Saliva Testing

COVID-19 Saliva Testing

One of the most relied on COVID-19 tests, since the beginning of the pandemic, has been the nasal swab test. Now offering a new and less invasive way of testing patients, Willow Valley Medical Clinic will be providing saliva testing as an alternative method. Patients will give a small saliva sample by simply spitting in a collection tube. If you chose to schedule a saliva test please do not eat, drink, chew gum or smoke thirty minutes prior to your appointment. Test results are available within 48 hours. 

If you develop symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, we highly recommend getting tested. Please understand that it can take five to seven days after an exposure for your body to develop symptoms, which is why we advise an individual to stay home for five to seven days before testing.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • 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

If you have questions or concerns about daily COVID-19 testing, please contact Willow Valley Medical Clinic at 208.852.2900.