Kroger pharmacies to offer rapid COVID-19 antibody tests in Georgia soon

ATLANTA — Kroger announced Wednesday that the grocery store’s pharmacy will offer rapid COVID-19 antibody tests at Atlanta-area stores by the end of November.

Kroger is the first U.S. retailer to offer the test, which can diagnose if someone has antibodies for the coronavirus within 15 minutes. The test is conducted using a finger-prick blood sample and administered by a medical professional.

The tests are already available in California and Michigan.

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"The tests, which are supplied by Whitmire Medical, are available to Kroger customers for

$25 and typically provide results within 15 minutes," officials said in a statement. “Individuals who believe they may have previously been infected with COVID-19 and are not currently experiencing symptoms are eligible for the test.”

COVID-19 testing is already available at some Georgia Kroger Little Clinic locations by appointment.