Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine is proud provide IgG Antibody Testing to our patients.
IgG Antibody Testing is available at our Brighton and Westminster Clinics. Testing will be conducted Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm. In order to receive the antibody test, you must first have an online visit with one of our providers. Click the button below to learn more and schedule your online visit.
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
If you test positive:
- 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 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:
- If you test negative for COVID-19 antibodies, you probably did not have a previous infection that has gotten better. 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 definitely 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.
If you are referred for an antibody test, please visit our Brighton Clinic at 2801 Purcell St, or our Westminster Clinic at 9960 Wadsworth Pkwy Ste.100. Testing is being conducted at both clinics, Monday- Friday, 10am-2pm.
We currently accept most major insurances for antibody testing, if you are self-pay we offer reduced pricing.
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