Who Should Get an Antibody Test?

All individuals who have been symptom-free for over 14 days may choose to get a COVID-19 Antibody Test. Some reasons to be tested may include: 

  • You experienced undiagnosed symptoms of COVID-19 more than two weeks ago and want a diagnostic confirmation
  • You are required to take an Antibody Test for your work
  • You are curious whether you may have been infected without experiencing any symptoms

An Antibody Test is NOT Advised if You Have a Current COVID-19 Infection

It takes 10-14 days for your body to generate enough antibody volume to be detected by this blood test.  

If you currently have COVID-19 symptoms, you will need to get tested for the infection via our Drive-Through Testing Tent>> 

What Does a Positive Result Mean? 

A positive result can:

  • Confirm your exposure to COVID-19.
  • Help you understand potential exposure risk for your family and others with whom you have had close contact.
  • Provide insight into your personal health and safety practices.
This is not a test for active COVID-19 infection. At this time it is unclear whether people with a positive result may be less susceptible to future infection. As we learn more about exposure patterns, we can better understand COVID-19 and the ongoing risk to our community. If you are a health care worker, please consider sharing your test result in a secure manner directly with your organization. 

How Accurate is the COVID-19 Antibody Test? 

While no medical testing is flawless, our rigorous validation process ensures that you will receive the best test currently known to us. Our specific test has a specificity of 100% and a sensitivity of 99.8% 14 days after COVID-19 symptom onset. 

How Do I Schedule a COVID-19 Antibody Test? 

You must have a physician's order to receive an Antibody Test.

If you do not have a primary care provider, please call 773-878-3627 or visit Find a Doctor. Telehealth visits are available for new and existing patients!

Please have your physician's order ready when you schedule your Antibody Test appointment and bring it to your blood draw.

Antibody Testing is available at four Swedish Hospital locations. For our immediate care location or Swedish Medical Group Evaluation Clinic, you must call to schedule an appointment for your Antibody Test. Walk ins are welcome at our Outpatient Lab. 


Sauganash

Immediate Care Center
6141 N. Cicero Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60646

Appointment required!
Call 773-293-8788


North Center

Immediate Care Center
2019 W. Irving Park Rd. 
Chicago, IL 60618 

Appointment required!
Call 773-293-8787


Lincoln Square/Albany Park

Swedish Hospital Main Campus
2740 W. Foster Ave, Suite 114
Chicago, IL 60625

Appointment required!
Call 773-878-8200, ext. 8975 or 8977


Lincoln Square/Albany Park

Swedish Hospital Outpatient Lab
5140 N. California Ave., First Floor
Chicago, IL 60625

Walk ins welcome!
See laboratory hours>>


How Much Does the COVID-19 Antibody Test Cost? 

The COVID-19 Antibody Test costs $150. Most insurance providers will cover this cost under processing code 86328. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage, please contact your insurance provider. If you are uninsured or have questions about financial assistance, please contact our Financial Services Department. The test will be provided to you at no charge through either Illinois Medicaid eligibility or the CARES Act.




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