COVID-19 Antibody Test
The COVID-19 antibody test is a SARS-CoV-2 serology test that checks COVID-19 IgG antibody levels.
COVID-19 Antibody Test FAQ
What is a semi-quantitative COVID-19 antibody test?
Who should get this COVID-19 antibody test?
- Have previously tested positive for COVID-19 infection and want to know if you have detectable antibodies.
- Have never been diagnosed with COVID-19 and want to know if you have been previously exposed to the virus.
If you have been previously diagnosed or suspect you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, you should wait to get an antibody test until it has been at least 10 days after your symptoms started or after testing positive, you have not had a fever or felt feverish for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication, and any symptoms have improved. Current research shows that it may be best to get antibody testing 3 to 4 weeks after symptom onset or known exposure to COVID-19 to lower the chance of receiving a false positive or false negative result. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information about whether or not you should get tested.
Who should not get a COVID-19 antibody test?
- Are feeling sick or have had a fever within the last 3 days.
- Are trying to diagnose COVID-19
- Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 less than 10 days ago.
- Were directly exposed to SARS-CoV-2 in the past 14 days.
- Have a condition that weakens your immune system.
What will a COVID-19 antibody test tell me?
Are there any limitations to COVID-19 antibody tests?
What guidance does the FDA provide regarding COVID-19 antibody testing?
How do I prepare for this COVID-19 blood test?
What type of specimen will I submit?
Do I need to fast to take this test?
How long does it take to get test results?
Please note: The antibody tests and the molecular tests (together referred to as "tests") have not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.
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COVID-19 Blood Test - More Information
When most people are referring to COVID-19 today, they are referring to the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that originated in Wuhan, China. While coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is novel, there are attributes about it that are somewhat understood. COVID-19 is thought to spread between people through respiratory droplets from direct contact or when shared between people approximately six feet apart. Following an infection, symptoms of COVID-19 can appear within two weeks and primarily consist of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Older adults, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions are also thought to be at higher risk.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Similar antibody tests, known as titer tests, including the hepatitis B titer, measles titer, mumps titer, rubella titer (collectively tested as the MMR titer), and varicella titer, are used in various clinical situations. Like these tests, this COVID-19 antibody test is performed through a simple blood draw. Once the blood is drawn, the specimen is analyzed to check whether COVID-19 antibodies are detectable in the blood.
COVID-19 Lab Test Near You
To get the COVID-19 Antibody Test, simply request the test online after confirming that you meet the criteria for testing. Assuming that you qualify for testing, you will need to have your blood drawn at a lab location affiliated with Accesa Labs. Your blood specimen will be processed at the lab and your results will be made available to you electronically as soon as they are ready.
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