Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Testing Options

Which COVID-19 Test is Right for You?

LabCorp currently offers several options of COVID-19 tests that identify if individuals are infected or may have been infected with coronavirus. The infographic below was developed to help you determine which test is right for you. 

Testing for COVID-19 Infection

LabCorp offers COVID-19 PCR testing (COVID-19 swab test) through a hospital or healthcare provider, or through an at-home kit on our Pixel by LabCorp™ website. This type of COVID-19 test is for individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or meet the testing criteria established by the CDC. LabCorp launched a COVID-19 test on March 5, 2020, for ordering by authorized healthcare providers anywhere in the U.S.

The COVID-19 test home collection kit to detect an active COVID-19 infection is available through Pixel by LabCorp, a platform where patients can request many routine lab tests, and the required physician order, online. The COVID-19 test home collection kit is available to individuals who complete an online eligibility screening questionnaire. Visit Pixel by LabCorp™ to learn more.

Testing for COVID-19 Antibodies

Serology testing, also known as coronavirus antibody testing, can check for different types of antibodies developed after exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This type of COVID-19 test is for individuals who think they may have previously had COVID-19 and do not currently have symptoms. Note: antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude infection. 

On May 5, 2020, LabCorp announced expanded access to COVID-19 antibody testing through LabCorp’s wide network of doctors, healthcare providers, and online. Individuals have the ability to receive the COVID-19 antibody tests from their doctor, in person or through a telemedicine program, and now directly using

There are also several telehealth providers that offer access to COVID-19 antibody testing without having to go into a doctor’s office or visiting another healthcare provider. LabCorp has provided more information about telemedicine providers that can order tests from LabCorp.

Determine the Right COVID-19 Test That is Right for You