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COVID-19 Antibody Testing Information and Resources

COVID-19 Serology (Antibody) Test

Who can be tested?

Those who may have previously had COVID-19 and do not currently have symptoms

Sample

Serum collected by venipuncture

LabCorp Test Number

Physicians can order SARS-CoV-2 Antibody, IgG 164055

Physicians can order SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies 164068 (high affinity)

Where are samples collected?

  • At a hospital or healthcare provider office
  • At a LabCorp location

Receiving Results

  • The average delivery of test results is 1-3 days from the date of specimen pickup.
  • Delivered to the ordering physician's EMR or LabCorp LinkTM

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 media statement here.

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Additional Information

LabCorp is providing serology testing based on tests from various manufacturers. These tests have not been FDA cleared or approved. The tests have been authorized by the FDA under an emergency use authorization for use by authorized laboratories. These tests have been authorized only for the detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, and not for any other viruses or pathogens. These tests are only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.

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