COVID-19 Update: Antibody Testing
On Wednesday, April 22 Governor Polis announced Gary Community Investments involvement in deploying hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 antibody tests in Colorado. As the Governor stated, expanded testing may help Coloradans’ return to work and it is believed antibody testing will help epidemiologists better track coronavirus infection and exposure. We are excited about this opportunity and what it may mean for state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gary Community Investments is currently working with the Governor’s office to develop and implement a plan for antibody testing. As the plan progresses, we will provide updates on our website.
Antibody testing is meant for people without symptoms of COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms we encourage you to contact your primary care physician. There are a variety of COVID-19 tests one can take, and your physician will know what is best for your unique situation.
If you are interested in immediate antibody testing, on Friday, April 24 National Jewish Health will begin offering antibody tests developed and validated at National Jewish Health, and submitted for emergency use authorization by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These tests are open to anyone, however an appointment is required. Individuals may be referred to National Jewish Health for antibody testing by their physician, or they may refer themselves- a self-referral antibody test is $94. For more information on National Jewish Health’s antibody testing, visit their COVID19 website.