ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health is announcing an upcoming COVID-19 antibody clinic test site.
- Tuesday, September 15
Newstead Fire Department, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, NY 14001
Appointments are encouraged. Schedule online at www.erie.gov/covidtest or call (716) 858-2929.
These antibody tests are available at no cost to Erie County residents ages 11 and older. This test requires a blood draw from the arm. Antibody tests for COVID-19 should be done at least 21 days after onset of any COVID-19 symptoms. Those symptoms may include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
To maintain physical distancing within each test site, only individuals who have a scheduled appointment and their parent or guardian, if under 18 years old, will be allowed into the testing area. Anyone entering the testing site will be required to wear a cloth face covering or other appropriate mask.
Antibody test results will be mailed within 7-10 days, and anyone who receives an antibody test through ECDOH is encouraged to speak to their health care provider about their results. Parents should discuss with their child’s pediatrician if they are interested in their child under 11 years getting tested for COVID-19 antibodies.
A searchable online map of diagnostic and antibody test site locations in Erie County is at www.erie.gov/covidtestsites.