Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?
- Shortness of Breath
Or at least two of these symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Option 1: A COVID-19 assessment tool is available to the right of this web page.
Offered through Mayo Clinic Laboratories, this new test is used only to detect antibodies to the virus, not to diagnose an active infection.
The only requirement is that the blood must be drawn 10 days or more after the onset of symptoms or known exposure to the virus. If testing is done too early, there’s a risk of a false negative result.
If interested, call the Nurse Triage Line 605-755-1350 or 800-279-1466 to schedule a test. It requires a small blood sample, which can be drawn at any of the five Monument Health drive-thru testing sites. Mayo Clinic Laboratories usually have results in three to five days. Testing will only be done on individuals within the Monument Health service areas and costs $100.