COVID-19 Antibody Testing Starts Thursday
COVID-19 Antibody Testing Starts Thursday

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Starts Thursday

Hospital

Wyandot Memorial Hospital is offering serologic testing – better known as antibody testing – to determine if an individual has been infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The testing starts Thursday, May 21 and continues until further notice.

The antibody testing is a blood draw analyzed at WMH’s in-house laboratory. The test looks for the presence of specific proteins – known as antibodies – the body makes in response to infections. If these antibodies are found, it means there has been a previous infection.

The antibody testing is $60, and individuals interested are required to pre-register by phoning WMH patient registration at 419-294-4991, extension 2291. The blood draw will be conducted Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the lab’s drive-thru service at the main entrance.

Results will be available 24 hours after the blood draw. Participants may view their results remotely on the patient portal or call Medical Records at 419-294-4991, extension 2211, to pick up their results at the Support Services Building located at 245 Tarhe Trail in Upper Sandusky.

Wyandot Memorial offers antibody testing for COVID-19 as a special outreach project. No physician’s order is needed and no insurance plans will be billed.

For more information about COVID-19 antibody testing at WMH, please phone WMH Administration at 419-294-4991, extension 2267.