Lane Family Practice and FASTLane Walk-in Clinic now offer COVID-19 Antibody Testing. Patients must see a provider before being tested.
The COVID-19 Antibody Test will determine the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-19, the virus that causes COVID-19. A small blood sample will be drawn and sent for analysis. Test results take approximately 2-3 days.
The COVID-19 Antibody Test is not required. It is best for those who have experienced COVID-19 symptoms or those who had a known exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Patients should wait at least 14 days after initial symptoms or exposure before being tested for COVID-19 antibodies.
The COVID-19 Antibody Test has a 98.6% accuracy rate.
A negative test result indicates no detectable antibodies. While contingent on a variety of factors, this could be due to testing too early, the absence of exposure to the virus, or a weakened immune system because of conditions or treatments that suppress immune function such as chemotherapy or HIV/AIDS.
A positive test result indicates a patient has likely produced an immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This result does not guarantee immunity to COVID-19. Patients who had an infection with another strain of coronavirus, such as the common cold, could potentially have a positive result as well.
To schedule an appointment at Lane Family Practice, 2335 Church Street, please call 654-3607.
Walk-ins only at FASTLane Urgent Care, 19900 Old Scenic Hwy, Mon – Fri: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.