Rapid Antibody Testing Now Available!
Midwest Express Clinic is now offering rapid COVID-19 antibody testing to help patients determine whether they may have previously been infected with the coronavirus. This fingerstick test detects the body’s immune response to identify those who were infected and developed antibodies that may protect them in the future.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Midwest Express Clinic also offers COVID-19 antibody testing as a blood draw and is also available at all MEC locations. Test results for this version of the antibody test are returned within 1-2 days.
Antibody testing is available at all Midwest Express Clinic locations for patients who have been symptom-free for at least 14 days. For more information, view our frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m a first responder, healthcare worker, or essential worker, but I have no symptoms. Can I get tested for COVID-19 antibodies?
COVID-19 antibody testing is available to everyone that has been symptom-free for the last 14 days. Visit our locations page and find the nearest location to you and schedule a visit online.
Do you have an antibody test available?
Yes, Midwest Express Clinic is offering antibody testing for COVID-19. We are offering both a blood draw and a fingerstick rapid test. The rapid test results are returned within 15 minutes, while test results for the blood draw are generally returned in 1-2 days.
This testing is available for patients who have been symptom-free for at least 14 days.
HOW MUCH IS THE ANTIBODY TEST?
The self-pay rate for the blood draw is $160, while the rapid fingerstick antibody test is $40 (out-of-pocket cost).
If you’d like a follow-up visit with a provider to discuss your results, you may choose to do so and will be billed for the cost of an office visit.
We recommend calling your insurance provider for costs and coverage for antibody testing if you are wishing to use insurance. You can see the insurance we accept here.
How accurate is the antibody test?
This test has a specificity of 98.8% and an overall accuracy of 99.4%.
What are your testing locations?
Antibody testing for COVID-19 is available at all of our locations. Find your nearest location here.
What are your testing hours?
Testing is available every day from 8am to 8pm. Schedule an appointment online at your closest location!
How is the test performed?
Our rapid COVID-19 antibody test is performed as a fingerstick. Results are returned within approximately 15 minutes.
We also have an antibody test performed as a blood draw. Results for these tests are typically returned within 1-2 days.
Will my insurance cover this test?
Insurance coverage varies on COVID-19 & antibody testing. Some insurances will cover this at 100% cost, while others may not. We advise you to call your insurance provider directly to verify coverage and costs.
If you choose to use your insurance, we will not be able to reduce to our same day pricing at a later point.
I read online that insurance will cover it. Can you guys promise this?
We cannot promise that your insurance will cover this because each insurance coverage varies. We will still collect all insurance information and copays where applicable. If your insurance will cover 100% of the testing at a later point, any copays that were billed will get refunded.
I’ve read that COVID-19 & antibody testing is free. Is this true?
We cannot guarantee that COVID-19 testing is free for anyone. We are not affiliated with any government agencies that allow us to test for free.
Note: Government run facilities may be able to offer testing at no-charge to patients; however, we do not know where these locations may be.