COVID-19 Antibodies Testing at TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track
Overview of COVID-19 Antibody Testing Services at TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track
Are you curious about your level of protection against COVID-19? A COVID-19 antibody test at TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track can provide answers. This simple finger prick blood test can determine if you have developed antibodies from receiving the vaccine or a previous infection.
What are COVID-19 Antibody Tests:
A COVID-19 antibody test detect the presence of antibodies in a person’s blood that are specific to the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system in response to an infection. The science behind these tests is based on the principle of immunoassay, which involves identifying and measuring the amount of a substance (in this case, antibodies) in a sample. In the case of COVID-19 antibody test, a small sample of blood is taken from the person being tested, and the antibodies are detected through a reaction with specific proteins that are part of the virus. If the antibodies are present, they will bind to the virus proteins, creating a detectable signal. This signal can then be interpreted as a positive test result, indicating that the person has been infected with the virus and has developed an immune response. The presence of antibodies does not necessarily mean that a person is immune to future infections, but it can provide valuable information about their past exposure to the virus.
Why Get Tested for COVID-19 Antibodies:
There are several reasons to get tested for COVID-19 antibodies. A positive test result can indicate that you have been previously infected with the virus and may have some level of immunity. It can also provide peace of mind, especially for those who may have been exposed to the virus but were asymptomatic.
How the Test Works:
The COVID-19 antibody test is a quick and easy process, requiring just a small blood sample collected via a finger prick. The test can detect antibodies formed 14 to 21 days after receiving the vaccine or a coronavirus infection.
Duration of Protection:
Although experts have not yet determined the exact length of protection provided by COVID-19 antibodies, some studies suggest that these antibodies may remain active for 5 to 7 months after infection or vaccination.
It is important to note that even if you test positive for COVID-19 antibodies, it is still recommended to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wearing a mask to protect yourself and others.
Interpreting Test Results:
The results of a COVID-19 antibody test can be positive, negative, or inconclusive. A positive result means antibodies to the virus were detected, indicating a previous infection. A negative result means that no antibodies were detected, and a person may not have been previously infected. Inconclusive results indicate that further testing may be necessary.
Using Test Results:
COVID-19 antibody test results can have various uses, including for travel or work purposes. It is important to note that a positive result does not guarantee immunity to the virus, and it is still recommended to follow public health guidelines such as wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
Appointments & Insurance Coverage:
- Scheduling a COVID-19 antibody test appointment at TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track is easy and can be done online or over the phone. Most insurance plans cover the cost of the test, when you arrive at one of our walk-in clinics, you can check with us if we work with your insurance, or you can click here to verify if your insurance company is affiliated with us.
* If your insurance is not listed above, please call our office and we will be happy to verify if we are in-network with your plan.*
As a courtesy to our insured patients, we have the Feel Better Program. There may be not out of pocket expense at the time of service until your insurance assigns your patient responsibility. Your co-pay or deductible is determined by your insurance plan and benefits. Please call or ask our front office for more details.
For our uninsured or out-of-network patients, we offer a self-pay discounted visit charge of $135. Additional tests and procedures may be required for your care for an additional charge. We encourage all patients to be evaluated by our board-certified providers to determine appropriate care and accurate pricing based on your needs.
We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. For questions regarding a bill, please call 813-616-6670.
Frequently asked questions about Antibody Tests
Discover your level of COVID-19 protection with an antibody test. This simple blood test can provide peace of mind and information on your level of immunity. However, it is still important to continue following public health guidelines to protect yourself and others.
TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track is open 7 days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM, making it convenient for you to receive the treatment you require. Our patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, and you can take advantage of our “On my way” system to minimize your waiting time. Simply sign in before your arrival.
For Antibodies testing, get in touch with TGH Urgent Care today or click here to locate the nearest center to you.
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