Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine offers IgG antibody testing. To get started, schedule a virtual visit with one of our providers to be tested. You can schedule the visit by calling 303-558-0509 or clicking here. In order to be tested, you must start with a virtual visit. Virtual visits are available 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. We accept most major insurances including Medicaid and Medicare for these visits.
The IgG antibody test is available at all of our locations. Testing is conducted 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm, by appointment. Please note: insurance coverage varies for the IgG antibody test.
What is the Antibody Test?
Antibody blood tests, also called antibody tests, check your blood by looking for antibodies, which show if you had a previous infection with the virus. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections. Depending on when someone was infected and the timing of the test, the test may not find antibodies in someone with a current COVID-19 infection.
In addition to the antibody blood test, we highly recommend receiving the nasopharyngeal swab (COVID-19 test) to check for viral shedding, especially if you are asymptomatic. Co-testing is the best way to receive the most accurate results.
Understanding Antibody Test Results
A positive test result shows you have antibodies that likely resulted from an infection with SARS-CoV-2, which the virus strain that causes COVID-19, or it is possibly a result of an infection from a related coronavirus.
- It’s unclear if those antibodies can provide protection (immunity) against getting infected again. This means that we do not know at this time if antibodies make you immune to the virus and if it is still possible to get sick.
- If you have no symptoms, you likely do not have an active infection.
- It’s possible you might test positive for antibodies and you might not have or have ever had symptoms of COVID-19. This is known as having an asymptomatic infection, or an infection without symptoms.
If you test negative for COVID-19 antibodies, you probably did not have a previous infection. However, you could have a current infection. It’s possible you could still get sick if you have been exposed to the virus recently, since antibodies don’t show up for 1 to 3 weeks after infection. This means you could still spread the virus.
- Some people may take even longer to develop antibodies and some people may not develop antibodies.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, even if you test negative for antibodies, we will ask that you receive the COVID-19 nasal swab test. An antibody test alone cannot tell if you have COVID-19.
These test results alone DO NOT confirm if you are able to spread the virus that causes COVID-19 or if you have immunity.
The IgG antibody test is available at all of our locations by appointment. Testing is conducted 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. Please note: Insurance coverage varies for the IgG antibody test.
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