MVH Offers COVID-19 Antibody/Multiphasic Blood Screening

Were you ill earlier this year and question, "Could I have had COVID-19?" Do you wonder if you had the virus and were asymptomatic? Monongahela Valley Hospital is offering COVID-19 antibody screening at its five community blood draw centers.

An antibody test can help determine if someone was infected with the virus and if the person has developed antibodies. MVH is one of the few facilities in the area offering COVID-19 antibody testing using the FDA-approved Abbott Architect laboratory system. The Abbott test has a 99.9% accuracy rate among people tested 17 days after the start of symptoms.

The COVID-19 Antibody Screening is $55. It takes less than five minutes and does not require fasting.

In addition, MVH also offers Multiphasic Blood Screening. A Multiphasic Blood Screening can reveal many conditions in the body. For example, elevated triglyceride levels may increase the risk of developing coronary artery disease; high levels of potassium could indicate kidney damage and low hemoglobin levels may indicate anemia. These tests are among the 37 standard tests performed on the blood during the Multiphasic Screening. In addition to the standard tests, screenings for A1C, Prostate (PSA), Thyroid (TSH) and Vitamin D are available for an added cost. Persons on medication should consult their physicians. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes.

The Multiphasic Blood Screening is $30 and requires fasting.

The Antibody and Multiphasic screenings are available on a walk-in basis at the following blood draw centers:

  • Monongahela Valley Hospital Outpatient Lab - Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon
  • Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex Occupational Health - Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Blood Draw Center - Monongahela - Temporarily Closed
  • Blood Draw Center Finleyville - Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Blood Draw Center California - Tues. and Thurs., 8 a.m. to noon

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