COVID-19 IgG Antibody Testing

If you want to learn if you had a past COVID-19 infection, you now have an affordable option. COVID-19 IgG antibody testing, known as the SARS CoV2 IgG antibody test, provides valuable information to people who are curious if an unexplained respiratory illness they had earlier this year actually was COVID-19.

The antibody test is performed on a patient’s blood specimen and will detect the IgG antibody to SARS-CoV2. If detected, this likely indicates that a person was previously infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. An IgG antibody is a protein that the body produces in the latter stages of infection and may remain for some time after a person has recovered. 

Please note that testing positive for the IgG antibody does not necessarily imply immunity from COVID-19. Whatever the result, individuals should continue to follow federal, state, and local public health guidance for social distancing and other recommended behaviors during the pandemic.

Antibody testing is not appropriate for people with active COVID-19 symptoms. If you have symptoms, contact your health care provider to determine the need for a COVID-19 screening test

Antibody Testing at the UD Arena Collection Site

Antibody testing at the UD Arena collection site is:

We ask that all people coming to the UD Arena collection site wear a mask.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (subject to change)
  • Closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020

    At the check-in area, you will be asked for your printed order form, your credit card and your ID. Then you will be checked for a fever and other symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to ensure you are appropriate for an antibody test. Once this is complete, a caregiver will draw a vial of blood from your arm. 

    Test results will be available within a couple days through CompuNet’s patient portal, My Labs Now. Results will also be mailed within ten days.

    COVID-19 Antibody Testing Questions and Answers

    Why can’t I find an available appointment online?

    Even with expanded hours, we are currently experiencing extremely high demand for testing appointments at the UD Arena collection site. If you cannot find an appointment that works with your schedule, we encourage you to visit a CompuNet Patient Service Center near you for walk-in testing without an appointment.

    Can I get an antibody test without an appointment?

    Walk-in antibody tests without an appointment are available at CompuNet Patient Service Centers

    Appointments are required for testing at the UD Arena collection site. 

    I have a doctor’s order for an antibody test. Can I use this order at the UD Arena site?

    The UD Arena collection site only provides self-ordered testing. We are unable to perform antibody tests with a doctor’s order at this site.

    To get a test using your doctor’s order, please visit a CompuNet Patient Service Center. Tests ordered by a physician will be charged to your insurance. 

    Can you charge the cost of the antibody test to my insurance?

    Testing at the UD Arena collection site is self-pay by credit card only. We are unable to bill your insurance at this site. 

    If you have a doctor’s order for a COVID-19 antibody test, you can take that order to a CompuNet Patient Service Center to perform the test and bill your insurance. 

    Can I get an antibody test for a child under age 18?

    Testing at the UD Arena collection site is only available for adults, age 18 and above. To test a minor under age 18, please visit a CompuNet Patient Service Center.

    I am not an Ohio resident. Can I get an antibody test?

    At this point antibody testing is only available for Ohio residents at both the UD Arena collection site and the CompuNet Patient Service Centers.