Treatments and Vaccines
Though patients can recover from COVID-19 on their own, some patients are at risk for becoming seriously ill. There are now treatments available to assist with COVID-19 recovery, such as monoclonal antibodies, oral antivirals, or hospital treatments like antiviral drugs or convalescent plasma. Talk to your doctor and visit the HHS website for more information.
*The information above is solely for educational purposes and is provided by Merck & Co., Inc. Labcorp does not endorse or recommend treatments. Please consult a healthcare professional.
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. If you have recovered from COVID-19, you can test for antibodies by talking with your healthcare provider or by requesting one through Labcorp.
Vaccination has been shown to be very effective at preventing severe illness and hospitalization for COVID-19. Labcorp has worked with several companies for their COVID-19 vaccination clinical trials. The more people who are vaccinated, the more likely we are as a society to move beyond this current pandemic.