COVID-19 Antibody Testing (Blood Draw)
Bloomington Medical Services
WCH Medical Offices
2326 Eagle Pass - Ste. B
Wooster, OH 44691
Antibody testing is for people who are feeling generally healthy, are not having current symptoms of COVID-19, and who may have recovered from the coronavirus infection. To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, we may refuse to draw your blood if you have had new or worsening fever, cough, or shortness of breath within the last 2 weeks. If you are currently sick, please talk to your doctor about having the molecular diagnostic (swab) test instead.
Make an Antibody Testing Appointment
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: See available schedule times below
Our antibody testing is:
- Performed without a doctor’s order
- Cost – $55
- For Ohio residents, age 18 or older only
We ask that all people coming to the testing site wear a mask.
At the check-in area, you will be asked to show your ID. Then you will be checked for a fever and other symptoms which are consistent with COVID-19 in order to ensure you are an appropriate candidate for an antibody test, and do not actually require the swab test. If you are cleared for the antibody test, a caregiver will draw a vial of blood from your arm.
The test results will be available within 48 hours through the WCH eCare Patient Portal. If you do not have an account, you will be given information on how to access the portal here.
How to Read Your Test Results
- Reactive = COVID Antibodies were detected.
- Nonreactive = COVID Antibodies were not detected.
Appointments are required and MUST BE BOOKED ONLINE, unless you have a physician’s order. Our scheduling team cannot schedule you by phone, staff will direct you back to this website to schedule your appointment.
*Please print form and bring with you to your appointment: CONSENT FOR COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING (BLOOD DRAW) WITHOUT A DOCTOR'S ORDER (PDF)
If you want to find out whether you have had a past COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) infection, you now have an affordable option. COVID-19 antibody testing, known as the SARS-CoV2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 immunoglobulins) antibody test, provides valuable information to people who are curious if a respiratory illness they had earlier this year actually was COVID-19.
The antibody test is performed with a patient’s blood specimen and will detect antibodies to SARS-CoV2. If the blood sample tests positive for the antibody, this likely indicates that the person was previously infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. An antibody is a protein that the body produces in the latter stages of the infection, and it may remain in the body for some time after a person has recovered.
Please note that testing positive for the antibodies does not necessarily imply immunity from COVID-19. Whatever the result, individuals should continue to follow federal, state, and local public health guidance regarding social distancing and other recommended behaviors during the pandemic. This antibody test offers a way in which a person can find out whether they have had the coronavirus in the recent past.
What to Expect in COVID-19 Antibody Test
- Your blood will be drawn for this test. No fasting or dietary restrictions are required.
- Testing is provided by Bloomington staff at our WCH Medical Offices located at 2326 Eagle Pass Ste B in Wooster.
- The test itself takes approximately 5-10 minutes. Please be patient as we work to quickly process everyone through our facility with appropriate social distancing and precautions.
There is high demand for our COVID-19 antibody testing. We are continuing to work to increase the number of test appointments we can offer each day, and we appreciate your patience as we work to accommodate as many people as possible. We will post additional times as they become available.
Receiving COVID-19 Antibody Test Results
Results will be available electronically within 48 hours if you have successfully set up a Patient Portal account on our website. Be sure that you have activated your portal account through the email entitled Activate Your Patient Account Now from Wooster Community Hospital. If you do not have a patient portal, you can request results be sent to you by mail.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing Q and A's
Even with extended hours, we are currently experiencing extremely high demand for testing appointments at the Bloomington Medical Services testing site. New testing appointment slots become available every day. Please continue to check our website for an open appointment time.
Appointments are required for testing at the Bloomington Medical Services testing site.
The Bloomington Medical Services site only provides self-ordered testing. We are unable to perform antibody tests with a doctor’s order at this site. WCH Lab services does perform antibody testing with a physician order. If you have an order you can go to one of our outpatient lab testing site to have this testing performed. Just make sure to bring your physician order. No appointment is necessary.
Testing at the Bloomington Medical Services collection site is self-pay by credit card only. We are unable to bill your insurance at this site.
If you want your insurance billed, your physician will first need to submit an order on your behalf. This testing will be performed by Wooster Community Hospital Lab and can be drawn at any of our locations. Contact your insurance provider to understand your coverage for antibody testing and to confirm whether Wooster Community Hospital is an in-network hospital laboratory. *Testing at Bloomington Medical Services at WCH Medical Offices on Eagle Pass will be for those with no physician order only*
Testing at the WCH site is only available for adults, age 18 and above.
At this point, antibody testing is only available for Ohio residents.