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PlushCare | COVID-19 Antibody Testing
PlushCare | COVID-19 Antibody Testing
A recent study found that COVID-19 antibodies do protect against future infection. PlushCare is proud to offer appointments for patients requesting COVID-19 antibody testing. PlushCare doctors can determine if you are eligible for antibody testing, provide you with a testing order, and help you interpret your results.Book an appointment
A recent study found that COVID-19 antibodies do protect against future infection. PlushCare is proud to offer appointments for patients requesting COVID-19 antibody testing. PlushCare doctors can determine if you are eligible for antibody testing, provide you with a testing order, and help you interpret your results.
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What is COVID-19 Antibody Testing?
Quest labs and LabCorp are now offering antibody testing to determine COVID-19 exposure. The test detects antibodies that indicate the patient has been exposed to COVID-19. It is a standard blood test that must be performed in-person at a LabCorp or Quest lab location. Results take 3-4 business days to come back and will help identify those who have already been infected and may have immunity.
How Do I Get COVID-19 Antibody Testing?
A physician’s testing order may be required before testing can be performed. PlushCare’s board certified physicians can provide patients with a testing order. The antibody test must be done at a LabCorp location or a Quest diagnostic service center. You can only receive antibody testing if you have been asymptomatic for 10 days. This is not a test for people displaying symptoms. You must wait until your symptoms subside for 10 days and then you can receive a testing order.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get the COVID-19 antibody test?
If you experienced COVID-19 symptoms more than 10 days ago you are eligible for COVID-19 antibody testing. The test will determine if you were exposed to COVID-19 and may indicate immunity.
How does the test work?
The test is a standard blood test to see if you have IgG antibodies. It is FDA sanctioned via FDA Policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease-2019 and will be run using either Abbott or EUROIMMUN equipment. The test typically turns positive 14 days after symptoms begin.
What if my COVID-19 antibody test result is positive?
A positive test means you have had the virus in the past, at least two weeks prior to the test and that your body has antibodies to the virus. A recent study showed that having antibodies does protect you against infection. That said, we still don’t know how long the antibodies last in your system.
What if my COVID-19 antibody test result is negative?
A negative test means that antibodies were not detected in your system. Either you have never been infected, your infection was recent (in the last 14 days), or you may have had the infection but your immune system did not produce antibodies (due to weakened immunity or for other reasons).
What do I need to do before getting testing?
Assuming you meet the testing criteria you should book a virtual appointment with PlushCare. Our physicians will provide you with a required testing order. Following this, we recommend making an appointment at a Quest or LabCorp location. When you go to your appointment, you must be symptom free, you MUST wear a mask, and they will check your temperature to make sure you don’t have a fever. You will get your results in 3-4 business days.
How accurate is the test?
Abbott Laboratories test has a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 99.6% according to an internal Abbott study. EUROIMMUN test has 99% specificity.
Can I get tested for coronavirus at home?
You can get diagnostic coronavirus testing at home. Meet with a PlushCare doctor online to request your COVID-19 at-home testing kit. Following your appointment, your testing kit will be overnighted to your home. Follow the instructions to collect your sample and return it to our partner lab. Your COVID-19 test results will be available in as little as 48 hours. Getting tested at home reduces the spread of COVID-19 and is recommended over going to get testing at an urgent care center.
Due to a lack of scientific data at this time, PlushCare physicians do not prescribe ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, or azithromycin/other antibiotics to treat COVID-19.