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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 is required before testing can be performed. PlushCare’s board certified physicians can provide insured in-network patients with a testing order, at no cost.
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.
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.
How much does a COVID-19 antibody test appointment cost?
During this critical time PlushCare is offering free appointments for insured in-network patients requesting COVID-19 antibody testing. Meaning, you can meet with a doctor to request a COVID-19 antibody test and receive your testing form, at no cost. For out-of-network patients with insurance you will pay your typical in-office copay to meet with the doctor. For uninsured patients the appointment will cost $99.
What if my COVID-19 antibody test 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. We think it is likely that you are immune to the virus, but we don’t know this for sure. We also don’t know how long the antibodies last in your system.
What if my COVID-19 antibody test 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.
Watch Coronavirus (COVID-19) Diagnostic and Antibody Testing Explained
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