DLO is now offering a COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody serology test which can identify individuals who have developed a serological response to the COVID-19 infection.
DLO’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formally known as 2019-nCoV) is the name for the respiratory syndrome caused by infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma (DLO) is monitoring the situation closely and bolstering our preparedness. Our priority is the health and safety of our employees, patients and the communities we serve. The content below provides information for providers and others to help guide their management of patients. We encourage providers to periodically check this web page for updates on our response.
New Tests for COVID-19
Through our relationship with Quest Diagnostics, DLO began PCR testing for COVID-19 on March 9. As of April 21, DLO began providing COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody serology test which can identify individuals who have developed a serological response. The PCR test specimen collection is to be performed only using respiratory specimens collected from individuals who meet CDC clinical and/or epidemiological criteria for COVID-19 testing. DLO Patient Service Centers and other phlebotomy sites cannot collect specimens for the PCR test, but the IgG serology test is a routine blood collection and can be drawn at a DLO location with a provider's order.
Patients: Please do not go to a DLO Patient Service Center for COVID-19 PCR testing as these sites do not collect PCR swab specimens for COVID-19 testing. Contact your healthcare provider for information about PCR testing.
We invite you to read DLO's recent press releases for more information.
Helpful Coronavirus Links
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Quest Diagnostics (Healthcare Providers)
- Quest Diagnostics (Patients)
- Oklahoma State Department of Health
Still have questions?
For answers to more questions about COVID-19, healthcare providers and patients are welcome to call 866-404-1550, the national call center provided by Quest Diagnostics. This call center can provide answers to many questions, but they cannot provide answers regarding patient results.