CVG offering rapid-result COVID-19 testing to travelers, public

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 11:41:05-05

Travelers, workers and visitors at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport can now pay to receive COVID-19 testing that produces results within 35 minutes, airport spokesperson Mindy Kershner announced Wednesday morning.

Testing will be open seven days a week inside the airport, which has set aside a space near its TSA checkpoint for local testing provider Skyology Lab.

Skyology and CVG will offer three types of rapid-response testing at different price points:

  • Molecular/PCR tests, considered the most accurate among rapid-response testing methods, cost $200.
  • Antigen tests cost $150.
  • Antibody tests, which do not detect current COVID-19 cases but can detect whether a patient has been ill with COVID-19 in the recent past, cost $75.

Skyology Lab spokesperson John Keuffer said the company’s PCR and antibody tests have a 99% accuracy rate, and its antigen tests return accurate results about 97% percent of the time.

“Our combined goal is to help increase the safety for the community and travelers with convenient COVID-19 testing solutions with fast results,” Keuffer said in a news release.

According to the release, test-seekers can schedule an appointment online or walk in.

The testing space will be open:

  • 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday
  • 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday
  • 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
  • 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
  • 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday