Do you think you had COVID-19 but were never tested? You may benefit from antibody testing. The health care experts at GatherWell Rapid COVID Testing in Ham Lake, Edina, and Otsego, Minnesota, offer antibody testing. They provide testing at the office as well as on-site testing, and you can get your results within 20 minutes. To schedule your antibody testing, call the office closest to you, or request an appointment online. Same-day appointments are also available.
When you come in contact with a virus or bacteria, your body creates an antibody to help fight off the germ the next time you’re infected. Antibody testing is a lab test that checks for specific types of antibodies.
GatherWell offers antibody testing for COVID-19, which is a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This is a newly found strain of coronavirus, which is a family of viruses that cause many types of illnesses.
Antibody testing at GatherWell Rapid COVID Testing is a blood test that looks for COVID-19 antibodies to determine if you were infected.
The antibody test can’t determine if you currently have COVID-19, but GatherWell can also perform an antigen or PCR nasal swab to test for active COVID-19.
Antibody testing may be beneficial to you if you had COVID-19 symptoms but were never tested for the disease. Check with your health care provider if you have specific questions about your situation.
You may also want to get an antibody test if you have a history of COVID-19 and want to donate plasma.
GatherWell Rapid COVID Testing offers antibody testing by appointment. During the antibody test, the lab staff will take a sample of blood via finger prick.
The lab will process your sample and provide you results within 20 minutes.
After your antibody testing, the team at GatherWell Rapid COVID Testing can talk to you about what your test means and what you need to do. Because researchers are still learning about COVID-19, testing positive for antibodies does not guarantee the length and strength of immunity from the virus.
To schedule your antibody test, call or book an appointment online today.