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Kroger Health has announced they will begin to offer rapid COVID-19 antibody tests at all pharmacies in Michigan by the end of November.

The tests, which are FDA-authorized, will use a finger-prick blood sample to detect the antibodies. The cost will be $25.

The tests, which come from Whitmire Medical, will reportedly give results in 15 minutes.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kroger Heath has remained committed to helping people live healthier lives by offering in-clinic and at-home COVID-19 testing solutions supported by our multi-disciplinary team of licensed, trained and experienced healthcare providers,” Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, said in a statement.

Lindholz added, “Making rapid antibody testing available across our family of pharmacies will not only provide an affordable and convenient testing solution for individuals who want to understand if they have previously been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, but also help clinicians understand the long-term impacts of COVID-19 and potential public health strategies for fighting the disease.”

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