Steps To Get Tested For COVID-19 Antibodies
- Locate your nearest MD Now clinic
- One of our providers will perform a brief medical evaluation and take a blood sample
- Receive results in 48 hours or less
Whether you’ve tested positive or negative for COVID-19, there’s still a chance that you’ve developed the antibodies needed to fight off the virus. Our latest quantitative antibody test* can tell if a patient has been successfully vaccinated or was likely exposed to the COVID-19 virus in the past.
While it is still unclear if having antibodies to COVID-19 means that you are immune to reinfection, knowing your COVID-19 antibody status may help you resume work and other daily activities with peace of mind.
Upon receipt of your results, should you test negative, you can still get vaccinated against COVID-19 by simply walking into one of our state-of-the-art clinics! To find the participating clinic nearest you, click here.
MD Now uses Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S immunoassay, which test for Spike Protein Antibodies.
A test which measures the levels of the Spike Protein Antibodies of COVID-19. The presence of spike proteins may mean a person has a vaccine-induced immune response or has been previously infected with COVID-19.
The body makes a class of proteins called antibodies which bind to organisms (i.e. COVID-19 virus) in order to fight off infection. Our bodies make multiple different antibodies which bind selectively to various components of the COVID-19 virus. We now have blood tests to detect this distinct Spike Protein antibody.
The antibody test we use is a blood serum test to detect Spike Protein Antibodies. This test can measure the quantity of antibodies of the spike protein of COVID-19. The medical assistant/phlebotomist will collect a blood sample through venipuncture and send the specimen to our partnering lab.
Spike Protein Antibodies are detected in most people 14 days after complete vaccination series or onset symptoms of COVID-19. These long-term antibodies mean you were most likely exposed to COVID-19 in the past or have successfully completed a vaccine series and may allow you to return to your normal daily activities.
No. If you want to know if you may have assumed immunity to COVID-19, antibody testing is available at all of our locations on a walk-in basis.
Our team is working as quickly as possible to meet the needs of our community and provide test results back in a timely manner. You can expect your COVID-19 antibody test results in 48 hours or less.
Antibodies are typically detected 2 weeks from the onset of symptoms or after the complete administration of a vaccine series (i.e. two weeks after you receive your second dose of Moderna and Pfizer, or two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson)
Results from our antibody test are provided as Detected (Positive) or Not Detected (Negative) and are also provided as a numerical value ranging from 0.80 to 2,500 U/mL. Positive results are greater than 0.80, and those that receive a result of 2,500 U/mL indicate a high antibody level.
Yes, our antibody test is authorized by the FDA. In collaboration with one of the top CLIA-certified high complexity laboratories in the nation and one that is qualified to perform this type of testing, MD NOW’s COVID-19 antibody testing is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
It is still unclear if having antibodies to COVID-19 means that you are immune to reinfection.
Testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies means you have been successfully vaccinated or were likely exposed to the COVID-19 virus in the past. It is still unclear if having antibodies to COVID-19 means you are immune to re-infection.
Online check-ins are a great way to let us know you are on your way. We will do our best to see you at your check in time, but patients with more emergent needs will require immediate treatment.