Columbia Lab to Offer Local Businesses COVID-19 Antibody Tests

COVID-19 antibody tests will be offered to local businesses starting on Monday from a Columbia-based labratory.

Helix Specialty Diagnostics will offer the tests who are mainly intended for employers to determine if their employees are safe to return to work.

The tests will cost one hundred dollars per person, and it takes about 3 days to get the results back.

The antibody test can analyze a blood sample and determine if the person had preciously been infected with the virus at the time of the testing.

Helix will open a patient collection center in Columbia for now, however will consider opening other labs in Missouri if there is a demand.