What is the value? Why should someone get it?
We understand that most people want to get tested, but we ask that we all do our part to help our healthcare system prioritize those who need testing more quickly than others.
The virus nasal swab test tells you if you currently have the virus. The antibody test tells you if you have had it in the past by showing if your body has created antibodies to it. If you test positive for the antibodies, then you have some immunity to it, but we don’t know how much immunity or for how long.
For antibody testing, we are only drawing blood from a limited number of people each day to make sure that we can keep you safe. This allows us to see as many people as possible while still thoroughly cleaning the room between every patient.
If you are currently showing symptoms, call your doctor immediately for guidance on possible testing.