COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Baton Rouge General is offering COVID-19 antibody testing at the following primary care clinics and urgent care locations.

Due to high demand for antibody testing, scheduling an appointment is encouraged. Call or schedule online.

Primary Care Clinic Testing Locations

Baton Rouge Family Medical Center

8595 Picardy Avenue, Suite 100
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 763-4900
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – Noon

Schedule online with our providers:

Shavaun Cotton, MD
Rachael Kermis, MD
Jacob Wood, MD
Tiffany Simon, NP
Chatisy Thomas, NP

Bella Family Medical

8333 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 272-0106
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Schedule online with our providers:

Amanda Watts, MD
Kirby Dewayne Humbles, NP

Bluebonnet Family Clinic

9241 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 757-6031
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Schedule online with our providers:

Benjamin Levron, MD
Dorothy Ewen, NP

BRGP - Family Medicine (O'Neal)

2645 O’Neal Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 333-3660
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – Noon

Schedule online with our providers:

Stephen McCulloh, MD

Heal 360°

10523 North Oaks Hills Parkway
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 763-4427
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Online scheduling unavailable.

Medical Associates of Baton Rouge

3401 North Boulevard, Suite 400
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 387-0851
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Schedule online with our providers:

Tarisha Mixon, MD
Daniel Daire, NP

Primary Care Group

5353 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 367-4558
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Schedule online with our providers:

Vasanthi Vinayagam, MD
Darakshan Wahid, MD
Jonnika Robertson, NP

BRGP - Family Medicine (Clinton)

11323 Church Street
Clinton, LA 70722
(225) 683-3377
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Online scheduling unavailable

BRGP - Family Medicine (Denham Springs)

1286 Del Este Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
(225) 667-3100
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – Noon

Schedule online with our providers:

April McCulloh, MD
Brandon O'Quinn, NP

BRGP - Family Medicine (Port Allen)

610 North Jefferson Street
Port Allen, LA 70767
(225) 267-6626
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Online scheduling unavailable

BRGP - Family Medicine (Prairieville)

17520 Old Jefferson Highway
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 673-8983
Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – Noon

Schedule online with our providers:

Stephanie Coleman, MD
Vincent Nguyen, MD
Tara Kosick, NP

Express Care Testing Locations

BRG Express Care - Dutchtown

13201 Highway 73, Suite 102
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 673-2088
Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

BRG Express Care - Highland Village

4410 Highland Road, Suite A3
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 831-4025
Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

BRG Express Care - Nicholson Gateway

3604 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 831-4030
Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Express Care Scheduling

Skip the line! Schedule an appointment online at one of our Express Care locations.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who should get a COVID-19 antibody test?

Antibody testing is best for those:

  • Ages 10+
  • Who experienced symptoms of COVID-19
  • OR had a known exposure to someone who tested postive for COVID-19
  • Antibodies develop between 8 and 14 days post-symptom onset, so its best to wait at least 10 days after initial symptom onset or exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Why should I get a COVID-19 antibody test?

Antibody tests aren’t required and don’t change treatment of COVID-19 or any other medical condition; however, many people simply want to know if they may have had COVID-19.

How much does a test cost?

Antibody tests cost $100; however, insurance may cover a portion of the test. Payments can be made through credit card or cash.

How is the test performed?

A small blood draw will be performed. Your sample will be sent to the Mayo Clinic Laboratory to analyze.

What type of test will be used?

While there are many different types of antibody tests available, Baton Rouge General is using the COR2G serology test developed by Mayo Clinic. A blood draw will be taken at our urgent care locations and sent to The Mayo Clinic Laboratory for testing. This is one of the most robustly validated tests performed through Mayo Clinic labs. This test yields a 98.6% specificity (ability of the test to correctly identify those with antibodies).

When should I be tested?

While some individuals can test positive for antibodies between eight- and 14-days post-symptom onset, over 95% are positive after day 14. As a result, testing is advised for individuals at least 10 days after initial symptom onset or at least 10 days after a known exposure.

What will the COVID-19 antibody test show?

The test is intended only to detect antibodies to the virus, not to diagnose recent or active infection, and it cannot pinpoint the date of exposure.

What exactly are antibodies?

Antibodies, also known as immunoglobulins, are proteins that your body produces to help stop intruders from harming your body. Those intruders can include the COVID-19 virus.

What does a negative test result mean?

A negative test result does not always mean you weren’t infected with COVID-19. You could get a “false” negative test for one of the following reasons.

  • Since it takes about two weeks after an infection to develop antibodies you may have gotten tested too soon.
  • Individuals who have weakened immune systems such as people having chemotherapy or HIV/AIDS may also have a “false” negative test because their body is too weak to make antibodies.

What does a positive test result mean?

A positive test may mean that you were infected with COVID-19 and that your body has produced antibodies.

You could get a “false” positive test result. This means the test is positive, but you have not been infected with COVID-19. “False” positive test results may occur in some people who have had an infection with other stains of coronaviruses, such as those that cause the common cold.

If I get a positive test result does that mean I am safe from getting infected with COVID-19 again?

We don’t yet know what a positive antibody test means for COVID-19. Until we know more, don’t let your guard down.

  • Wear a mask when you go out in public, especially in places where social distancing may be a problem (grocery stores and pharmacies).
  • Keep all surfaces in your home and in your car clean and disinfected.
  • Clean your hands frequently, especially after you go out in public places.