For those who swear they had coronavirus and just powered through it can now more easily find out if those claims carried any weight as testing centers have expanded and become more open to the public, making it a quicker and easier process than it used to be.
You can now sign up for an antibody test at multiple locations, though labcorp.com makes it pretty easy with a quick online sign-up, $10 fee, and results in 24-72 hours
You can find your nearest LabCorp location here. LabCorp suggests that you take the antibody test if you:
- are not experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19
- have not experienced a fever in the past three days
- have had or suspect you have had COVID-19, but have not experienced any new symptoms in the past 10 days
As outlined by OhioHealth, the reasons you should take an antibody test are to know if you have antibodies, donate convalescent plasma, and help researchers understand the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
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The turnaround time on antibody tests has drastically improved as well. Quest Diagnostics reported that they have the capacity to perform approximately 200,000 antibody tests a day with an average turnaround of one to two days. One million more antibody tests were performed in May compared to this month.
The Ohio Department of Health lists all the COVID-19 test centers in Ohio, including pop-up locations. You can easily find a testing location here.