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Kroger offering COVID-19 rapid antibody tests in Richmond area

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 12:09:56-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Kroger is now offering COVID-19 rapid antibody testing in pharmacies in the Richmond area and across the Mid-Atlantic.

The rapid antibody tests are for individuals who believe they may have previously been infected with COVID-19 and are not currently experiencing symptoms.

The FDA-authorized tests are conducted using a finger-prick blood sample and typically provide results within 15 minutes.

The tests, which are supplied by Whitmire Medical, are available to Kroger customers for $25.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kroger Heath has remained committed to helping people live healthier lives by offering in-clinic and at-home COVID-19 testing solutions supported by our multi-disciplinary team of licensed, trained and experienced healthcare providers,” said Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health. “Making rapid antibody testing available across our family of pharmacies will not only provide an affordable and convenient testing solution for individuals who want to understand if they have previously been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, but also help clinicians understand the long-term impacts of COVID-19 and potential public health strategies for fighting the disease.”

The test helps inform patients if they have previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The test only detects antibodies developed in response to the virus, not the virus itself.

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