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AFC Urgent Care Bridgeport provides COVID-19 Antibody testing to see if their body is currently responding to a COVID-19 infection. Antibody tests can help patients determine if they have a limited immunity to COVID-19, if their body is fighting off infection though there are no symptoms, and if there is a greater-than-expected risk of COVID-19 cases within a community.
Before getting an antibody test for the novel coronavirus, patients must schedule a pre-screening through our telemedicine urgent care portal on any of our testing dates. Please refer to the top of our website to learn more!
How does Antibody Testing Work?
*Use our telemedicine platform to get a pre-screening for antibody testing*
Antibody testing is the process of analyzing a patient’s blood to determine if present antibodies are fighting off an illness regardless of their symptoms. As the CDC explains, an antibody or “serology test” can detect infections in patients that have no symptoms. Asymptomatic patients can be carriers of COVID-19, which means that an antibody test is the most accurate way to determine if they have COVID-19.
Many public health organizations are using antibody tests to determine the full scope of COVID-19 infections among both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. National research efforts rely on antibody tests to find new ways to protect the public against the virus. At the individual level, patients can visit an urgent care center, just like AFC Urgent Care Shelton, to get test results in a day after the visit.
IgG Antibody Testing for COVID-19
Antibody tests at AFC Urgent Care Shelton are administered with partnership from a third-party lab, which analyze IgG antibodies in a patient’s bloodstream. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) are present when a patient has past or recent exposure to the COVID-19 virus. IgG antibody testing for COVID-19 is ideal for patients that fall into the following categories:
- Have had a positive test for COVID-19 and it has been at least 7 days and you want to know if you have detectable levels of IgG antibodies
- Have not experienced a fever or felt feverish in the last 3 days
- Have not experienced new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 days: loss of smell or taste, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, feeling weak or lethargic, lightheadedness or dizziness, vomiting or diarrhea, slurred speech, and/or seizures
Scheduling COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Shelton
How to schedule COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Shelton, CT
- Find upcoming testing dates on our website, social media, and newsletters
- Book a telemedicine visit before a testing date to speak with an AFC Provider. Our providers will then give instructions, date, and time for their COVID-19 antibody test.
- Visit our urgent care center for drive through testing to get your test completed. A provider will then send your test results and provide more information ASAP.