Coronavirus antibody testing starts at UD Arena

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Vehicles lined up for testing at UD Arena

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Drive-thru coronavirus antibody testing started Monday morning at the University of Dayton Arena parking lot.

The COVID-19 IgG test helps people determine if they previously had a COVID-19 infection.

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The test is available without a doctor’s order through CompuNet and costs $65. Payment is due via credit card at the time of the test. It cannot be billed to insurance companies because it is patient-ordered.

The test is the Abbot test and recently was authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

It is performed on a person’s blood. If the IgG antibody for SARS-CoV2 is detected, it indicates that the person was previously infected by the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Those wishing to be tested should visit www.compunetlab.com and click on Coronavirus/COVID-19. Under the patients section, you will be able to schedule an appointment and print out an order form to bring to the testing site.

Patients should also wear a mask if they have one.

Testing is available on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1801 Edwin C. Moses Blvd.

Antibody testing is not for someone who believes they currently have the virus. Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus should contact their doctor about being tested.

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Test results will be available through CompuNet’s patient portal or by the mail within 10 days.

The test is available due to a partnership between UD, CompuNet, Premier Health and Fidelity Health Care.