BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – Butler Health System is now offering a coronavirus antibody test.
Patients who want to get the antibody test can have their blood collected at any BHS Outreach collection location. Testing locations can be found online. A press release says a providers order is required for testing.READ MORE: Police: 18-Year-Old Shot, Killed Overnight In McKeesport
The test BHS will use was recently authorized for emergency use by the FDA.READ MORE: 1 Dead After Shooting Near Quarry Field In Pittsburgh's South Side Slopes
The CDC says these tests check your blood by looking for antibodies, which show if you had a previous infection. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections.
At this time, the CDC says it’s unclear if coronavirus antibody tests provide immunity.MORE NEWS: Charlie Gerow, Candidate For Governor In Pa., Said He Did Not Cause Deadly Crash On Turnpike
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