If I don’t have COVID-19 symptoms, should I get the antibody or COVID-19 test?
If you think you may have been exposed and/or may have COVID-19 symptoms, our providers will determine the right course of action for your situation. If medically appropriate, we can provide testing to diagnose an active COVID-19 infection and can also provide testing to identify likely COVID-19 antibodies.
We recommend the COVID-19 antibody test to anyone who has previously tested positive for COVID-19, had a past history of COVID-19-like symptoms or is asymptomatic but may have had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. However, we recommend waiting at least 14 days after symptom onset to obtain an antibody test.
We also offer antibody testing to asymptomatic healthcare workers, first responders, and essential employees.