What is the value? Why should someone get tested?
We understand that many 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.
If you are currently experiencing symptoms, call your doctor immediately for guidance on possible testing.
The PCR test and the antigen 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.
Antibody testing is offered for patients with prior exposure to COVID-19 or prior illness potentially consistent with COVID-19. Your physician can discuss whether antibody testing is helpful in your situation
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.