I May Have Had 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 might be interested in donating convalescent plasma through the Community Blood Center to help patients currently fighting COVID-19, or 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 CompuNet Patient Service Centers

Antibody testing is available throughout our region at dozens of CompuNet Patient Service Centers.

  • Walk-in testing with no appointment needed
  • To qualify for insurance coverage, you can seek a physician order for the antibody test
  • You may also receive the test without a doctor’s order for $65, payable at time of service by check or credit card
  • For Ohio residents only

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

Can I get an antibody test without an appointment?

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

I have a doctor’s order for an antibody test. Can I use this order at a CompuNet location?

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?

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?

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 CompuNet Patient Service Centers. 

Does a positive IgG antibody test mean that I am eligible to donate convalescent plasma?

Yes. Antibody testing can now be used as part of the pre-screening process for the convalescent plasma program.

What is CompuNet doing to keep patients safe?

To protect patients from possible COVID-19 exposure, CompuNet’s Patient Service Centers are taking the following precautions: Both staff members and patients are required to wear a mask, and social distancing is observed within the waiting area, with limitations on the number of patients in a waiting room at one time. When a waiting room becomes busy, patients might be asked to wait in their car until called in. Patients are permitted to bring one adult companion to assist. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted unless they are the patient. Each room is being cleaned after every patient visit, and hand sanitizer is available to patients.