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Coronavirus: Antibody testing available Monday at UD Arena parking lot

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Starting Monday, coronavirus antibody testing will be available at the University of Dayton Arena parking lot as part of a partnership between Premier Health, Fidelity Health Care, CompuNet and the university.

The test will help people learn if they previously had a COVID-19 infection and is available without a doctor’s order.

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“Premier Health and CompuNet are pleased to expand access to antibody testing in our community,” said Teresa Williams, chief operating officer at CompuNet. “This is one of Abbott’s newest testing platforms, allowing for hundreds of tests to be run in the course of one hour at CompuNet’s Moraine core laboratory, giving providers and patients critical information about their COVID-19 virus antibody status.”

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The test for those 18 or older is available at the UD Arena parking lot at 1801 Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Testing is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and costs $65. Payment is due at the time of service using a credit card. The test cannot be billed to insurance.

To schedule a collection site appointment for the antibody test, go to compunetlab.com and click on Coronavirus/COVID-19. Under the Patients section is an order form and a link to schedule an appointment. In addition to scheduling an appointment, print an order form, fill it out, and bring it to the collection site along with credit card and photo ID. Test results will be available through CompuNet’s patient portal, My Labs Now, within a couple days, or by mail within 10 days.

“As our state and national leaders continue to emphasize the need for testing to reopen our country, we are pleased to add another critically important test to the range of COVID-19 testing available locally to patients,” said Joe Allen, MD, regional medical director with Premier Health. “Our goal is to expand access to providers and to individuals through this partnership, as well as help patients answer questions they might have about whether they were potentially infected at some point with COVID-19.”

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The antibody test is performed on a patient’s blood sample. If the antibody is detected, it is likely that the person was previously infected.

Patients visiting the testing site should wear a mask.

The test is not for people who currently think they have coronavirus. If you are showing symptoms, contact your health care provider to determine if you need to be tested for the virus.

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