Aspirus to provide COVID-19 serology testing
For the City Times
WAUSAU – Aspirus is bringing serology (antibody) testing to the area.
Testing will be performed daily, and results will be available within 24 hours of a sample arriving at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital Lab.
“Aspirus is committed to getting companies back to business and patients back to receiving excellent, compassionate health care,” said Aspirus System Laboratory Services Director Deakin Washatko. “Fast access to reliable, high-quality tests is essential for health care systems. The antibody test is an important next step in the fight against COVID-19.”
The test looks for the presence of antibodies, which are specific proteins made in response to infections. Antibodies can be found in the blood of people who are tested after infection and demonstrate an immune response to the infection. Antibody test results detect previous infections with few or no symptoms.
Those seeking a serology test should contact their primary care provider.