NorthShore Pathology and Laboratory Medicine launched in-house COVID-19 testing in early March—the first health system in the state to do so according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Results from Immediate Care “supersites” and a drive-through testing site were provided in about 24 hours, to help doctors make key decisions on isolating, admitting or sending patients home. It also aided communities in making decisions about reopening.
Additionally, NorthShore offers COVID-19 antibody testing, known as serology testing, which can confirm past exposure and help better understand community spread.
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