Baton Rouge General Expands Antibody Testing Capacity

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General announced that it is expanding its capacity for antibody testing. In addition to two Express Care locations, the tests are now available at several Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) Clinics:

  • BRGP Family Medicine – Livingston
    13960 Florida Blvd.
    Livingston, LA 70754
    (225) 686-0158
  • BRGP Family Medicine - Denham Springs
    1286 Del Este Ave.
    Denham Springs, LA 70726
    (225) 667-3100
  • BRGP – Bella Family Medical
    8333 Goodwood Blvd.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    (225) 272-0106
  • BRGP Family & Internal Medicine
    5353 Florida Blvd.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    (225) 367-4558
  • BRGP Family Medicine – Prairieville
    17520 Old Jefferson Hwy.
    Prairieville, LA 70769
    (225) 673-8983
  • BRGP Family Medicine - Port Allen
    610 North Jefferson St.
    Port Allen, LA 70767
    (225) 267-6626
  • Baton Rouge Family
    8595 Picardy Ave., Suite 100
    Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    (225) 763-4900
  • Heal 360
    10523 North Oaks Hills Pkwy.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    (225) 763-4427

In a week-and-a-half, Baton Rouge General (BRG) has performed 644 antibody tests, with 4.8% of them confirmed positive. A positive test indicates that a person was likely infected with COVID-19 and that their body has produced antibodies, which are specific proteins made in response to infections.

BRG began offering the COVID-19 antibody testing on April 22 at two of its Express Care locations – Highland Village and Dutchtown. Antibody testing is best for those who experienced symptoms of COVID-19. Antibodies develop between eight and 14 days after the onset of symptoms, so it’s best to wait at least 10 days after initial symptom onset or 10 days after a known exposure to COVID-19 to be tested for the most accurate result.

To schedule an appointment, call (225) 763-4500 or click here.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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