From stay-at-home orders to social distancing, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing the way of life across the country. With hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases of the virus, you or someone you’ve come in close contact with may have been infected. If you believe you’ve been infected or are experiencing some of the symptoms, then you should call a doctor for your next steps.
With limited COVID-19 testing available, those without life-threatening symptoms will be instructed to complete a 14-day quarantine to limit the spread of the virus. Within those 14 days, the body begins to develop antibodies that fight off the virus and improve recovery. Found naturally in the bloodstream, these antibodies can indicate if you have been infected with COVID-19, even if you did not display symptoms of the virus.
Testing to see if your body has developed antibodies can be done with a simple blood draw test, such as the ARCpoint Labs Antibody Test, which provides results in roughly 48-72 hours. While the presence of antibodies doesn’t necessarily prevent future infections, they can reduce the severity of future infections of the current COVID-19 strain. If you have not experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 or have not been symptomatic for at least 7 days, then you SHOULD be tested. These tests can give you peace of mind and help doctors track the spread of the virus. You can be tested at select ARCpoint Labs locations, with additional locations being added regularly. To be connected with the nearest ARCpoint Labs location offering the test, please visit our Antibody Test Page.
Please note, the COVID-19 Antibody Test is not intended to serve as an official diagnosis of COVID-19 or inform infection status, but to identify those who have recovered from COVID-19 and potentially provide important information about how widespread and contagious this disease actually is.