May 15, 2021

WHY IS ANTIBODY TESTING A GAME CHANGER? Rapid Antibody Testing vs Rapid Antigen Testing? Why Is It Essential For Asymptomatic People?

Who can be tested for coronavirus antibodies?

Patients who have been asymptomatic for at least fourteen days, not exhibiting a cough, fever, body aches or congestion, are eligible for antibody testing.

What is the difference between Rapid Antibody ‘Blood’ Testing and Rapid Antigen ‘Swab’ Testing?

Rapid Antigen Testing for COVID-19 is performed via an anterior nasal swab and can detect the active protein of the virus in symptomatic patients.

Rapid Antibody ‘Blood’ Testing is performed through a finger-tip blood sample on asymptomatic patients and can detect antibodies developed from a past infection. Like the Rapid Antigen Test, Antibody Testing ‘Results are Guaranteed Inside of 15 Minutes’ for top tier clinicians. Essential data from Rapid Antibody Testing is a ‘GAME CHANGER’, identifying the incubation period of the virus in three tiers; 0 to 6 Days, 7 to 12 Days and 13+ Days.

What do your results mean?

A positive antibody test result indicates exposure to coronavirus, most likely COVID-19 due to the limited exposure of others during this time. Your body has developed antibodies against the virus, however research is still being conducted to determine whether or not that indicates immunity to further infection.

A negative result indicates that you have not been exposed to coronavirus, or that you have been exposed in the very recent past and your body has not had the opportunity to develop an immune response yet.
It is important to continue following local health and safety guidelines, including social distance, wearing a mask or face covering in public and avoid crowds and gatherings. Please check the CDC website for regular updates on how antibody testing is being interpreted.