COVID-19 antibody test now directly available through

May 7, 2020

LabCorp has announced that its COVID-19 Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody test is now available for individuals through Individuals also have the ability to receive the COVID-19 IgG antibody test from their doctor, in person or through a telemedicine program. 

LabCorp does not require upfront out-of-pocket costs for the IgG antibody test. If the individual uses to get the test, there is a non-reimbursable fee of $10 paid to PWNHealth to cover the independent physician service costs. If the test is ordered through the individual’s doctor or healthcare provider, the $10 PWNHealth fee does not apply. 

“We are working as quickly as possible to develop and implement new solutions to combat COVID-19,” said Adam Schechter, president and CEO of LabCorp. “We continue to bring our deep research and scientific expertise to the market, and are now making it more convenient for people to access our tests through our wide network of physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers, and now through” uses an independent physician service, PWNHealth, to determine if an individual is eligible for the test following the completion of a short health questionnaire. Individuals who meet PWNHealth’s criteria can go to one of LabCorp’s thousands of patient service centers. Test results will be available through their LabCorp PatientTM account and individuals can consult with an independent licensed healthcare provider from PWNHealth. 

The COVID-19 IgG antibody blood test detects the presence of antibodies to the virus and can help determine if an individual may have been exposed to the virus. While antibody tests are helpful to understand if an individual has developed antibodies and a potential immune response, antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude infection. 

Labcorp has the announcement.  

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