Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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What You Need to Know About Testing for COVID-19

LabCorp currently offers several options for COVID-19 tests that identify if individuals are infected - or may have been infected - with coronavirus. Learn More

COVID-19 IgG antibody test collections (blood draw) are available through LabCorp patient service centers, including LabCorp at Walgreens locations. This type of COVID-19 test is for individuals who think they may have had COVID-19 and do not have symptoms. Note: antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude infection.

LabCorp patient service centers do not collect specimens for the COVID-19 PCR swab test, which is used for individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or meet the testing criteria established by the CDC.

LabCorp PSCs remain open for non-COVID-19-related testing collection.

For customers of LabCorp's Drug Development business, Covance, please visit www.covance.com.

LabCorp’s COVID-19 Serological Antibody Tests

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FAQs: LabCorp’s COVID-19 PCR Swab Tests and Serological Antibody Tests 

  • Who can order COVID-19 tests?

    Physicians and other healthcare providers anywhere in the United States can order COVID-19 PCR testing (Test Code 139900) from LabCorp. The test detects the presence of the underlying virus that causes COVID-19 and is for use with patients who meet current guidance for evaluation of infection with COVID-19. 

    Serology testing is available to 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 (Test Code 164055 or Test Code 164068).

    * For information on how to request an at-home collection test kit to detect an active COVID-19 infection, go to Pixel by LabCorpTM.

  • Does LabCorp collect specimens for COVID-19 PCR testing?

    COVID-19 antibody test collections (blood draw) are available through LabCorp patient service centers, including LabCorp at Walgreens locations. This type of COVID-19 test is for individuals who think they may have had COVID-19 and do not have symptoms. Note: antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude infection.

  • What is the test methodology for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR testing?

    The COVID-19 PCR tests performed by LabCorp are qualitative assays using PCR technology, which LabCorp played a central role in commercializing when PCR was introduced nearly 30 years ago. 

  • How long will it take for LabCorp to report results?

    Based on current testing volumes for the COVID-19 PCR test we are now able to deliver test results on an average of 1 to 2 days from the specimen pick up. Test results are most typically reported electronically, which generally allows for faster delivery. This timeframe can vary based on demand, the length of time to transport the specimen to LabCorp’s test facilities. LabCorp's antibody testing results are typically reported in 1 to 3 days after specimen pick up.

  • Will COVID-19 results be reported to local and state public health entities?

    LabCorp is reporting COVID-19 results to the appropriate public health agency in accordance with applicable requirements; however, healthcare providers may also be required to report positive patients to the appropriate public health agency.