Covid-19 Antibody Tests Available
Covid-19 antibody tests can tell a person whether their body has successfully fought Covid-19 coronavirus.
These tests are now available and are usually covered by insurance. The Covid antibody tests can help people get back to work in some situations.
What is a Covid-19 Antibody Test?
The Covid antibody tests look for antibodies that your immune system develops to fight SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus), the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibody tests can show if a person has been previously infected with COVID-19.
So far, 12 antibody tests have been authorized under an EUA. More than 200 tests are being reviewed for emergency authorization.
At our local Brooklyn urgent care centers, WeHealth uses the Diazyme DZ-Lite SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG CLIA Kits.
Why Get a Covid-19 Antibody Test
Combined with RT-qPCR, SARS-CoV-2 serological antibody tests offer a valuable diagnostic tool in identifying whether you have been infected.
According to recent studies, SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are not detectable before 3 days after onset of symptoms (or at least 7 to 10 days after infection)
However, antibody tests can detect past infection because virus-specific antibodies can persist in the blood for several weeks/months after onset of symptoms.
Some employers are using these tests as a basis for returning to work.
Visit Your Local Brooklyn Care Center for a Test
Our doctors are board certified and have assisted local municipalities in dealing with Covid-19 coronavirus.
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Our friendly team is dedicated to making your visit as easy and comforatable as possible.
No need to make an appointment. Just walk in and get your Covid-19 antibody test today.
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