Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Healthcare Provider Information

LabCorp Supports COVID-19
Blood Plasma Donation

As part of our continued effort to help providers and patients during this global health crisis, LabCorp is offering a no charge antibody testing program in response to federal health authorities’ request to increase donations of COVID-19 blood plasma. Plasma with COVID-19 antibodies could be helpful when treating patients with an active COVID-19 infection and is being evaluated as a possible treatment.

Beginning August 11, 2020, LabCorp will perform the high-affinity antibody test at no charge to patients, insurance companies, or the government over the next three months. For patients who are receiving other medically necessary blood tests as part of a medically necessary exam or treatment, this program allows you to add the SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Test (164068) to the same order and the same blood draw at no charge.

Please note: the no-charge high-affinity antibody testing program will use the Roche Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 and does not apply to other COVID-19 antibody tests, such as the IgG test.

Read our press release here.


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

LabCorp’s COVID-19 PCR Swab Tests

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Understanding LabCorp COVID-19 PCR Test Collection

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?

    As of August 10, 2020, the current average time to deliver results for the COVID-19 swab test is 1-3 days from the date of specimen pickup. At this time, based on Department of Health and Human Services guidance, we are prioritizing testing for residents and staff from nursing homes in “hot spot” states in addition to hospitalized patients. All other testing for patients are performed in the order in which they are received.

    For the COVID-19 IgG antibody test, the average delivery of test results is 1-3 days from the date of specimen pickup.

  • 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.