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Indianapolis lab to provide FDA approved antibody tests for COVID-19

Posted at 12:35 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 00:35:04-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis lab will soon provide an FDA approved COVID-19 antibody test. It could be a significant development in Indiana's effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Aria Diagnostics in Indianapolis is ready to provide a test to determine whether you carry the COVID-19-related antibody known as IgG.

"It's highly unlikely that someone with IgG would ever carry the disease again," Zak Khan, co-founder of Aria Diagnostics, said. "It would give consumers the confidence to go back to life, back to work, back to vacation if that what you'd like to do and you're not going to carry the disease back home with you or to other people and harm them."

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A blood sample will be required for the Abbott designed test with results expected in about 48 hours. The test is FDA approved.

"There are a lot of gimmicks out there. Please don't fall for those," Khan said. "People work hard for their money and should not fall for things like that and should be pulled from the market. More importantly you should get something that is reliable and accurate."

The new blood test is hoping to provide long-term consumer confidence from a Marine who feels he's serving his country on a new front.

The new testing starts Thursday on the city's northside. The test is $75 and does not require a doctor's order. To get a test, you need to go online starting Thursday to arrange an appointment. Aria Diagnostics will have the ability to test 120,000 people every month.