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Four cities begin offering antibody tests for COVID-19 Wednesday

Draper, Riverton, Bluffdale and Vineyard
Posted at 7:15 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 14:34:40-04

DRAPER, Utah — Four Utah cities began offering COVID-19 antibody testing Wednesday.

Draper, Bluffdale, Riverton and Vineyard will be administering 2,500 tests over the next week.

The test costs about $70 dollars and anyone can sign up to get one.

Once you sign up, you’ll get a slot time, arrive to the testing site where you'll drive up in your car, a healthcare worker will prick your finger for a blood test and within 20 minutes you’ll know if you have antibodies against COVID-19.

If you do, you'll then be given a COVID-19 test to see if you still actively have the virus.

"So we are kind of hoping that we’re going to catch some of those asymptomatic positives that may be out there, but we understand with the testing, we know it’s a one window in time," said Draper Mayor Troy Walker. "But this is an opportunity I think to use two different testing methods to maybe connect the dots on the attack rate of the disease to maybe who’s got it right now.”

Mayor Walker said he’s hoping the test helps to put many people at ease who are wondering if they've already had the virus.

All of the test slots at all four location are sold out, but Mayor Walker said new testing days will be added soon.

Here is where you can sign up.