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Hy-Vee Offering COVID Rapid Antibody Testing Starting Next Week

January 14, 2021 7:20pm

Hy-Vee will begin offering COVID-19 rapid antibody testing at more than 250 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations this coming Monday, January 18th.

That includes Hy-Vee stores in Storm Lake and Spencer, and at the Hy-Vee Clinic Pharmacy in Cherokee.

Patients will receive same day test results in as few as 15 minutes after completing the test. The rapid antibody test is available for patients who wish to learn if they have been previously infected with COVID-19 in the past and are not currently experiencing symptoms.

Patients must register ahead of time through the Hy-Vee website and select “antibody test” to schedule a testing time and location and receive a test voucher.

The test costs 25-dollars. The rapid antibody test will help assess if patients have antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19. The test does not show if a patient has a current infection, because it can take one to three weeks after infection to make antibodies.