LabCorp Employer Services, a leading provider of biometric testing services, population health and comprehensive workforce strategies, has recently launched employee on-site or remote COVID-19 screening and testing services designed to support overall health care, risk management and employer Return to Work/Stay at Work strategies. These services use testing by LabCorp Employer Services personnel located throughout the country and are powered by the diagnostic testing capabilities of LabCorp laboratories.
Wellness and COVID-19 Screenings in One
Along with offering complete workforce strategies for employers, LabCorp’s Employer Services assists organizations in identifying employees with elevated temperatures and other possible COVID-19 symptoms who are reporting to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, or requesting to return/stay at the corporate location.
Both services consist of a simple, two-step process managed by on-site trained staff:
- Completion of a questionnaire to screen for symptoms that may be consistent with COVID-19
- Performance of a no-contact temperature check
Testing Options for COVID-19
COVID-19 Active Infection Swab Testing
Many employees or students may not present with any active symptoms (asymptomatic). LabCorp Employer Services can test asymptomatic patients at the office or home.
On-site: The COVID-19 PCR test uses a self-collection nasal swab to detect the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. LabCorp Employer Services staff are on-site to assist with sample collection, sample preparation and sample shipments, with results available on average in 2-4 days.
Off-site: We offer a COVID-19 test at-home collection kit, which detects the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 via a self-administered nasal swab, and can be sent directly to employees at their home with results available on average in 2-4 days upon receipt of sample. The at-home collection test kit has received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
For employees with active COVID-19 symptoms, they should contact their doctor or healthcare provider.
COVID-19 IgG Antibody Blood Testing
Antibody testing is for individuals who think they may have previously had COVID-19 and do not currently have symptoms. It can check for antibodies that may have developed after exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Note: antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude infection.
On-site: The COVID-19 antibody test determines the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and helps identify individuals who may have been exposed to the virus. This test is available as a dried blood spot fingerstick test or as a blood draw, both of which can be performed conveniently at your facility, with results available on average in 2-4 days.
Off-site: The COVID-19 antibody test is a blood draw test, performed at a LabCorp patient service center or convenient LabCorp at Walgreens location. A phlebotomist at the facility will collect and prepare the sample, with results available on average in 2-4 days.