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Midwest Express Clinic offering antibody testing for COVID-19

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MUNSTER, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Munster-based Midwest Express Clinic says it is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19 at several locations in northwest Indiana. The clinic says testing is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all branches, including those in Illinois, and results are ready in three to four days.

The testing is available at the clinic’s locations in Schererville, Crown Point, Dyer, Munster, Merrillville and Hammond.

According to the clinic, each of its offices is stocked with the most accurate tests available. Patients must not show symptoms for a minimum of seven days for the antibody test, and the clinic recommends waiting for 14 days.

“We want to offer the antibody testing to give people the comfort of knowing whether they have developed immunity and help them get back to work and return to their daily lives,” Midwest Express Clinic medical director Dr. Golsa Shahkar said. “Since we’re using the most effective test out there, we can give people that confidence.”

COVID-19 swab testing is also being done at 10 of the locations, including in Munster, Schererville, Crown Point and Merrillville, and is available to anyone experiencing symptoms, including front line, critical care, first responders and essential workers.

The clinic says it is doing about 300 swabs each day and has performed about 10,000 in total.