COVID-19 Antibody Test
WHAT is COVID-19 Antibody Test?
This test checks for antibodies to COVID-19. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or vaccinated, your body produces antibodies as part of your immune response.
The test provides a numerical value that indicates whether or not you may have antibodies to COVID-19.If you have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, your body typically produces antibodies as part of the immune response to the virus.
It can take at least two weeks after exposure to develop antibodies. This COVID-19 antibody test is for individuals who think they may have had COVID-19 and do not currently have symptoms. You can get the antibody test at our urgent care.
Causes & Treatment
What should I expect when I take the antibody test?
When you arrive at our urgent care, a phlebotomist will take a blood sample. You do not need to do anything to prepare for the test
Are there any limitations to COVID-19 antibody tests?
False negative results can sometimes occur. This can happen if you get an antibody test too soon after being exposed or vaccinated and your body has not yet made enough antibodies to be detected by the test. Additionally, some individuals, such as those with weakened immune systems due to a medical condition or certain medications, may not develop detectable levels of antibodies after exposure or vaccination.