On July 6, Washington County Hospital and Clinics began offering an antibody test for COVID-19 directly to individuals for $75.
Antibody testing, also called serology testing, is used to identify the presence of immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
The test is only intended to detect antibodies to the COVID-19 virus and does not diagnose active or recent infections.
The test is available to individuals who are currently symptom free.
The antibody test is considered a wellness test and does not require a physician order.
This test will allow people to find out if they have been exposed to COVID-19 and results will be used to help better understand the extent and spread of COVID-19 and identify risk factors for infection.
A blood sample is required for the test which can be taken as a normal outpatient lab draw.
Individuals interested in obtaining an antibody test can present to the Washington County Hospital, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Patient access staff at Main Registration will assist patients to register, collect payment and direct patients to the Lab.