OBI Now Offering Expanded COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Beverly Cantrell - January 3, 2022 6:37 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) – Blood donors will know more about the status of their immunity to COVID-19 thanks to a new antibody testing method offered by the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

The new testing runs Jan. 3-31 and individual results will give donors a broader understanding of their bodies’ immune response, whether those antibodies come from natural infection or the vaccine and boosters.

Previously, Oklahoma Blood Institute’s ability to test for donors’ COVID exposure was limited to a detectable immune response from prior infection.

“Offering this important knowledge to our donors is just one more way we are proud to positively impact public health,” said Dr. John Armitage, OBI president and CEO. “We are committed to providing donors valuable information about their health from blood samples we routinely collect, including immune responsiveness to COVID and metabolic function from total cholesterol screenings.”

Visit obi.org for an appointment or to find a donor site near you.

Individual results will give donors a broader understanding of their bodies’ immune response. (Getty Images)

 

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