We have enough tests for your entire state, facility, business, school, city and group. We are here to help you implement testing protocols along with on-site testing facilities.
What's Measured with Antibody Testing?
Antibody tests, also called serological tests, help to measure current or past infection rates of COVID-19, and can be administered to large groups of people such as businesses, schools, and cities to indicate the total number of cases within the group or geographic area.
Antibody tests can be administered quickly and inexpensively without lab testing, but have higher risk of false-positive results than RT-PCR tests. Because of this, they are most effective when administered on a recurring cadence, and as part of larger testing protocol.
When administered in accordance with proper protocols, antibody tests may be paired with RT-PCR tests and physician evaluations to help with early COVID-19 detection, which can assist in reopening state and local economies.
Individuals who have been exposed to, and recovered from, COVID-19 will likely have antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in their blood, which may reduce their risk of exposure when returning to work.
In the months to come, as we reopen society and the economy, we will need to know how widespread COVID-19 infection has been in our population. Antibody tests are a cost-effective way to test many people, multiple times if needed without overburdening our healthcare heroes or risking transmission through unnecessary lab visits to generate critical data that employers and individuals can use to determine next steps.
The Difference Between Antibody Tests and PCR Tests
Antibody Tests use a small sample of blood taken with a finger prick, and results are available in ten to twenty minutes. The test looks for IgM antibodies to indicate early immune response in people recently infected, and IgG antibodies to indicate later stage immune response in those who have recovered.
PCR Tests use a small sample of your DNA taken with a nasal swab, and results are typically available in 3-10 days after a laboratory analysis. The test looks for the presence of viral nucleic acids and tells if a person is currently infected with the virus.
Its important to keep in mind the following:
Antibody tests and PCR tests are friends. They can be used together as part of a more comprehensive testing protocol.
PCR tests are often reserved for people currently showing symptoms. Antibody tests can be taken by anyone.
Neither test is 100% accurate. Accuracy increases with two or more tests, and results should always be discussed with a physician.
How we approach testing for COVID-19
We will help you implement a custom return-to-work protocol for your unique needs that reduces the risk through regular antibody testing, temperature check, virtual screenings, telehealth, contract tracing, PPE supplies, and more.
Convenient Testing Locations
Our physical location is conveniently located off of 410 and Broadway.
If you need your company employees or your senior center's staff and residents tested we will come to you.
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