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Test to Determine If You’ve Had COVID-19 (Blood/Antibody Test)

 

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Go Through Labcorp.com to Request a Test

Go to Your Doctor and Ask How You Can Get an Antibody Test at No Charge

Beginning on August 11, 2020, and for the next 3 months, Labcorp offers a high affinity antibody test through your doctor at no charge if you are receiving another blood test as part of an exam or treatment. If you don’t have a visit scheduled with your doctor, the Labcorp.com option (see information above) may be right for you.

Learn About the Test

  • This test checks for antibodies to COVID-19. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or vaccinated, your body produces antibodies as part of your immune response. The test provides a numerical value that indicates whether or not you may have antibodies to COVID-19.
  • If you have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, your body typically produces antibodies as part of the immune response to the virus.
  • It can take at least two weeks after exposure to develop antibodies.
  • This COVID-19 semi-quantitative test is for individuals who think they may have had COVID-19 and do not currently have symptoms.
  • You can get the antibody test through your doctor or healthcare provider.
  • You have the option to request the antibody test through Labcorp.com. While the test itself has no upfront costs, there is a $10 non-refundable service fee for the physician order through PWNHealth. The $10 service fee is not submitted to insurance for reimbursement. Labcorp will bill the cost of the COVID-19 antibody test directly to your health plan if you are insured, or if you are uninsured, Labcorp will bill the appropriate government program.
  • To receive your test results, you will need to sign in or create a Labcorp Patient™ account.

 

  • This test is not an at-home test. 
  • This test does not tell you if you have an active COVID-19 infection.
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Go to Your Doctor and Ask How You Can Get an Antibody Test

This test can be ordered through your doctor, either in-person or via telehealth; through a telemedicine program if offered by your health plan or employer, or through some employee wellness plans.

Once the test order is placed, your antibody blood sample can be collected in the physician's office or at one of nearly 2,000 convenient Labcorp patient service centers, including Labcorp at Walgreens.

Labcorp Supports COVID-19 Blood Plasma Donation

We are proud to be part of The Fight Is In Us coalition to increase donations of blood plasma with COVID-19 antibodies. Blood plasma is being evaluated as a possible treatment for patients with an active COVID-19 infection. Public health authorities have asked for help with expanding the population of potential plasma donors.

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Labcorp Offers Two Convenient Ways to Get Tested

Go Through Labcorp.com to Request a Test

Request through Labcorp.com using an independent physician service, PWNHealth. If the test is right for you, your antibody blood test is collected at nearly 2,000 convenient Labcorp patient service centers, including LabCorp at Walgreens.

GET STARTED: Request through Labcorp.com

  • How does this work?

    Request through Labcorp.com using an independent physician service, PWNHealth. If the test is right for you, your antibody blood test is collected at nearly 2,000 convenient Labcorp patient service centers, including LabCorp at Walgreens.

    GET STARTED: Request through Labcorp.com

IPad

Go to Your Doctor and Ask How You Can Get an Antibody Test

This test can be ordered through your doctor, either in-person or via telehealth; through a telemedicine program if offered by your health plan or employer, or through some employee wellness plans.

Once the test order is placed, your antibody blood sample can be collected in the physician's office or at one of nearly 2,000 convenient Labcorp patient service centers, including Labcorp at Walgreens.

  • How does this work?

    This test can be ordered through your doctor, either in-person or via telehealth; through a telemedicine program if offered by your health plan or employer, or through some employee wellness plans.

    Once the test order is placed, your antibody blood sample can be collected in the physician's office or at one of nearly 2,000 convenient Labcorp patient service centers, including Labcorp at Walgreens.

Learn About the Test

  • This test checks for antibodies to COVID-19. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or vaccinated, your body produces antibodies as part of your immune response. The test provides a numerical value that indicates whether or not you may have antibodies to COVID-19.
  • If you have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, your body typically produces antibodies as part of the immune response to the virus.
  • It can take at least two weeks after exposure to develop antibodies.
  • This COVID-19 semi-quantitative test is for individuals who think they may have had COVID-19 and do not currently have symptoms.
  • You can get the antibody test through your doctor or healthcare provider.
  • You have the option to request the antibody test through Labcorp.com. While the test itself has no upfront costs, there is a $10 non-refundable service fee for the physician order through PWNHealth. The $10 service fee is not submitted to insurance for reimbursement. Labcorp will bill the cost of the COVID-19 antibody test directly to your health plan if you are insured, or if you are uninsured, Labcorp will bill the appropriate government program.
  • To receive your test results, you will need to sign in or create a Labcorp Patient™ account.
  • This test is not an at-home test. 
  • This test does not tell you if you have an active COVID-19 infection.

What should I expect when I take the test?

When you arrive at the LabCorp patient service center, a phlebotomist will take a blood sample.  You do not need to do anything to prepare for the test. 

For additional information about COVID-19 testing, visit the FDA website or CDC website.  

Test Results

If I get tested, what will the results tell me?

An antibody test will show whether or not you have developed antibodies to COVID-19 after exposure or vaccination. This test cannot tell you if you have an active infection. If you suspect you have COVID-19, follow up with your healthcare provider about getting a PCR test. This test should not be used to determine the level of immunity you have. You should contact your healthcare provider for additional guidance on how to interpret your test results. Regardless of your test results, it is important to continue to follow public health recommendations, such as vaccination, physical distancing, use of masks and face coverings, hand hygiene, and isolation and quarantine.

Your results will be provided to you through our secure online portal to view or print. Your results will be reported to public health authorities where required by law.

Test Information

How Can I Get This Test?

This test can be ordered through your doctor, either in-person or via telehealth; through a telemedicine program if offered by your health plan or employer or through some employee wellness plans. The test can also be conveniently requested through Labcorp.com using an independent physician service, PWNHealth, to determine if the test is right for you.

Once the test order is placed, your antibody blood sample can be collected in the physician's office or at one of nearly 2,000 convenient Labcorp patient service centers, including Labcorp at Walgreens.

What should I expect when I take the test?

When you arrive at the Labcorp patient service center, a phlebotomist will take a blood sample.  You do not need to do anything to prepare for the test. 

For additional information about COVID-19 testing, visit the FDA website or CDC website.  

Are there any limitations to COVID-19 antibody tests?

False negative results can sometimes occur. This can happen if you get an antibody test too soon after being exposed or vaccinated and your body has not yet made enough antibodies to be detected by the test. Additionally, some individuals, such as those with weakened immune systems due to a medical condition or certain medications, may not develop detectable levels of antibodies after exposure or vaccination. False positive results can also occur. This can happen if the test detects antibodies from other coronaviruses you may have been exposed to, like the virus that causes the common cold. If you are concerned about your results, it is important to follow up with a healthcare provider, who can evaluate your medical history.

Can I use a semi-quantitative COVID-19 antibody test to determine my level of immunity?

A semi-quantitative antibody test can help identify individuals who have developed an immune response after exposure to COVID-19 or vaccination. However, it should not be used to determine the level of immunity you have. However, evidence is still being collected to determine if antibodies provide protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) specifically. Follow up with your healthcare provider for additional guidance on how to interpret your test results.

Can I use a semi-quantitative COVID-19 antibody test to track my antibody levels overtime?

This test provides a numerical value that helps determine whether or not you have antibodies at the time of testing. However, it is still unknown whether or not it is useful to track antibody levels over time. Follow up with your healthcare provider for additional guidance on how to interpret your test results.

How Much Does It Cost?

There are no upfront costs for the antibody test. You can get the test through (1) your doctor, (2) your healthcare provider, or (3) Labcorp.com. Labcorp.com offers a convenient option in which an independent physician will order your test and with whom you will have an opportunity to consult about your result.* The fee for this service is $10 and is collected on behalf of PWNHealth for physician oversight services. This fee is not submitted to insurance for reimbursement by Labcorp or PWNHealth and is not refundable. If the test is ordered through your doctor or healthcare provider, the $10 PWNHealth fee does not apply. Check with your doctor or healthcare provider for more information about being tested.

Labcorp will bill the cost of the COVID-19 antibody test directly to your health plan if you are insured, or if you are uninsured, Labcorp will bill the appropriate government program. The cost of the test is $42.13 and is based on rates established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In the event that your health plan, or applicable government program does not cover the cost of the test, you may receive an invoice from Labcorp for up to $42.13.

*A physician’s order from PWNHealth is placed after the individual completes a short health questionnaire to determine if the COVID-19 antibody test is appropriate. An independent physician will determine whether to authorize your test request, if appropriate. After you receive your results, you will have an opportunity to have a consultation with an independent licensed physician or other licensed healthcare provider from PWNHealth, who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps. Results can also be accessed through the individual’s Labcorp Patient account.

Should I Get Tested?

This test may be right for you if you:

  • Have previously tested positive for COVID-19 infection and want to know if you have detectable antibodies.
  • Have never been diagnosed with COVID-19 and want to know if you have been previously exposed to the virus.

This test may NOT be right for you if you:

  • Are feeling sick or have had a fever within the last 24 hours.
  • Want to understand if you currently have COVID-19. 
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 less than 10 days ago.
  • Were directly exposed to the virus in the past 14 days.
  • Have a condition that weakens your immune system.

If you have been previously diagnosed or suspect you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, you should wait to get an antibody test until it has been at least 10 days after your symptoms started or after testing positive, you have not had a fever or felt feverish for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication, and any symptoms have improved. Current research shows that it may be best to get antibody testing 3 to 4 weeks after symptom onset or known exposure to COVID-19 to lower the chance of receiving a false positive or false negative result. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information about whether or not you should get tested.

Who is PWNHealth?

PWNHealth is an independent healthcare provider network that provides oversight services to you in connection with the laboratory testing that you have requested. PWNHealth and its services are independent from Labcorp.

After you receive your results, you will have an opportunity to have a consult with an independent licensed physician or other licensed healthcare provider from PWNHealth, who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps. 

Labcorp is providing serology testing based on tests from various manufacturers. These tests have not been FDA cleared or approved. The tests have been authorized by the FDA under an emergency use authorization for use by authorized laboratories. These tests have been authorized only for the detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, and not for any other viruses or pathogens. These tests are only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.

Test Results

If I get tested, what will the results tell me?

An antibody test will show whether or not you have developed antibodies to COVID-19 after exposure or vaccination. This test cannot tell you if you have an active infection. If you suspect you have COVID-19, follow up with your healthcare provider about getting a PCR test. This test should not be used to determine the level of immunity you have. You should contact your healthcare provider for additional guidance on how to interpret your test results. Regardless of your test results, it is important to continue to follow public health recommendations, such as vaccination, physical distancing, use of masks and face coverings, hand hygiene, and isolation and quarantine.

Your results will be provided to you through our secure online portal to view or print. Your results will be reported to public health authorities where required by law.

How can I get this test?

This test can be ordered through your doctor, either in-person or via telehealth; through a telemedicine program if offered by your health plan or employer or through some employee wellness plans. The test can also be conveniently requested through Labcorp.com using an independent physician service, PWNHealth, to determine if the test is right for you.

Once the test order is placed, your antibody blood sample can be collected in the physician's office or at one of nearly 2,000 convenient Labcorp patient service centers, including Labcorp at Walgreens.

What should I expect when I take the test?

When you arrive at the Labcorp patient service center, a phlebotomist will take a blood sample.  You do not need to do anything to prepare for the test. 

For additional information about COVID-19 testing, visit the FDA website or CDC website.  

Are there any limitations to COVID-19 antibody tests?

False negative results can sometimes occur. This can happen if you get an antibody test too soon after being exposed or vaccinated and your body has not yet made enough antibodies to be detected by the test. Additionally, some individuals, such as those with weakened immune systems due to a medical condition or certain medications, may not develop detectable levels of antibodies after exposure or vaccination. False positive results can also occur. This can happen if the test detects antibodies from other coronaviruses you may have been exposed to, like the virus that causes the common cold. If you are concerned about your results, it is important to follow up with a healthcare provider, who can evaluate your medical history.

Can I use a semi-quantitative COVID-19 antibody test to determine my level of immunity?

A semi-quantitative antibody test can help identify individuals who have developed an immune response after exposure to COVID-19 or vaccination. However, it should not be used to determine the level of immunity you have. However, evidence is still being collected to determine if antibodies provide protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) specifically. Follow up with your healthcare provider for additional guidance on how to interpret your test results.

Can I use a semi-quantitative COVID-19 antibody test to track my antibody levels overtime?

This test provides a numerical value that helps determine whether or not you have antibodies at the time of testing. However, it is still unknown whether or not it is useful to track antibody levels over time. Follow up with your healthcare provider for additional guidance on how to interpret your test results.

How Much Does It Cost?

There are no upfront costs for the antibody test. You can get the test through (1) your doctor, (2) your healthcare provider, or (3) Labcorp.com. Labcorp.com offers a convenient option in which an independent physician will order your test and with whom you will have an opportunity to consult about your result.* The fee for this service is $10 and is collected on behalf of PWNHealth for physician oversight services. This fee is not submitted to insurance for reimbursement by Labcorp or PWNHealth and is not refundable. If the test is ordered through your doctor or healthcare provider, the $10 PWNHealth fee does not apply. Check with your doctor or healthcare provider for more information about being tested.

Labcorp will bill the cost of the COVID-19 antibody test directly to your health plan if you are insured, or if you are uninsured, Labcorp will bill the appropriate government program. The cost of the test is $42.13 and is based on rates established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In the event that your health plan, or applicable government program does not cover the cost of the test, you may receive an invoice from Labcorp for up to $42.13.

*A physician’s order from PWNHealth is placed after the individual completes a short health questionnaire to determine if the COVID-19 antibody test is appropriate. An independent physician will determine whether to authorize your test request, if appropriate. After you receive your results, you will have an opportunity to have a consultation with an independent licensed physician or other licensed healthcare provider from PWNHealth, who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps. Results can also be accessed through the individual’s Labcorp Patient account.

Who is PWNHealth?

PWNHealth is an independent healthcare provider network that provides oversight services to you in connection with the laboratory testing that you have requested. PWNHealth and its services are independent from Labcorp.

After you receive your results, you will have an opportunity to have a consult with an independent licensed physician or other licensed healthcare provider from PWNHealth, who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps. 

LabCorp is providing serology testing based on tests from various manufacturers. These tests have not been FDA cleared or approved. The tests have been authorized by the FDA under an emergency use authorization for use by authorized laboratories. These tests have been authorized only for the detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, and not for any other viruses or pathogens. These tests are only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.

Should I Get Tested?

This test may be right for you if you:

  •  Have previously tested positive for COVID-19 infection and want to know if you have detectable antibodies.
  •  Have never been diagnosed with COVID-19 and want to know if you have been previously exposed to the virus.

If you have been previously diagnosed or suspect you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, you should wait to get an antibody test until it has been at least 10 days after your symptoms started or after testing positive, you have not had a fever or felt feverish for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication, and any symptoms have improved. Current research shows that it may be best to get antibody testing 3 to 4 weeks after symptom onset or known exposure to COVID-19 to lower the chance of receiving a false positive or false negative result. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information about whether or not you should get tested.

This test may NOT be right for you if you:

  • Are feeling sick or have had a fever within the last 24 hours.
  • Want to understand if you currently have COVID-19. 
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 less than 10 days ago.
  • Were directly exposed to the virus in the past 14 days.
  • Have a condition that weakens your immune system.

LabCorp Supports COVID-19 Blood Plasma Donation

We are proud to be part of The Fight Is In Us coalition to increase donations of blood plasma with COVID-19 antibodies. Blood plasma is being evaluated as a possible treatment for patients with an active COVID-19 infection. Public health authorities have asked for help with expanding the population of potential plasma donors.

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