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COVID-19 Antibody Testing Available in the Region

NORTHWEST INDIANA - According to a news release, Midwest Express Clinic is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19. 

MEC Medical Director Dr. Golsa Shahkar says the clinic wants to do its part as the area and country grapples with COVID-19 and offer the antibody testing to give people the comfort of knowing whether they have developed immunity and help them get back to work and return to their daily lives.

Shahkar says the clinic is using the most effective test available.

MEC is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week at locations in Schererville, Crown Point, Dyer, Munster, Merrillville and Hammond. COVID-19 antibody testing is available at all branches, including those in Illinois.

Each office is reportedly stocked with the most accurate tests available to take on the surge of patients since testing began. Results come in three to four days.


Sharon Jackson is the local host of "All Things Considered" and a reporter for Lakeshore Public Radio. She has been with 89.1 FM since its launch in 2009. Sharon is also a radio DJ in Chicago, and has been since 2004. In her previous job at Metro Networks/Westwood One, she was heard on am 890 WLS, WGN radio 720 am and am 560 WIND. She has also delivered news and traffic reports on radio stations all over Chicago and the suburbs including 95.9 The River, 98.3 WCCQ and Star 96.7.