Dillons Pharmacy announced Wednesday FDA-authorized rapid antibody tests, conducted using a finger-prick blood sample, are now available at all Kroger pharmacies and clinics, including Dillons. In October, Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. announced the launch of rapid antibody tests at its pharmacies.
These tests are not for individual displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Individuals who believe they may have previously been infected with the coronavirus and are not currently experiencing symptoms are eligible for the test. The tests are available to Kroger customers for $25 and typically provide results within 15 minutes.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kroger Heath has remained committed to helping people,” Robert Tomasu RPh, Health and Wellness Merchandiser at Dillon Stores said. “This knowledge also helps clinicians understand the long-term impacts of COVID-19 and potential public health strategies for fighting the virus. I would also encourage anyone with COVID-19 antibodies to consider giving blood to the American Red Cross. The plasma in your blood contains antibodies that might help patients actively fighting COVID-19 and save lives.”