LabCorp, Burlington, NC, has announced that it is launching a new return-to-work service for employers.
Many US companies have asked for LabCorp’s assistance as they implement their return-to-work strategies for the summer and fall. To meet this urgent demand, LabCorp employer services will provide customized return-to-work solutions using LabCorp’s trained medical staff for employee check-in health questionnaires, temperature screens, and covid-19 test collection at the employer site or offsite. The service gives employers access to LabCorp’s covid-19 testing solutions, including its at-home collection test kit, its new fingerstick antibody blood test, and, in the fall, flu vaccination services.
“We have been helping keep people safe and healthy for 50 years and are uniquely positioned to assist employers in their return-to-work strategies,” says Brian Caveney, MD, chief medical officer and president of LabCorp Diagnostics. “Through science and research, LabCorp’s diagnostic testing capabilities set the industry standard in quality and accuracy. Employer services is another example of our commitment to being an integral part of the solution to this health crisis.”
LabCorp’s fingerstick antibody blood test detects IgG antibodies to the virus that causes covid-19 and provides highly specific results equivalent to LabCorp’s other antibody blood testing methods. Fingerstick IgG antibody testing provides a convenient way to test large numbers of employees as part of return-to-work programs.
The fingerstick, or dried blood spot, IgG antibody test is being provided as a laboratory-developed test, and uses the Euroimmun test that has received FDA emergency use authorization. LabCorp has completed independent validation studies of this testing method.
The covid-19 IgG antibody blood test detects the presence of antibodies to the virus and can help determine whether an individual may have been exposed to the virus. While antibody tests are helpful to understand if an individual has developed antibodies and a potential immune response, antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude infection.
In addition to LabCorp’s covid-19 testing and flu vaccination services, LabCorp employer services offers comprehensive wellness solutions, including biometric screening, occupational testing, and diagnostic services.
For more information, visit LabCorp.