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What Are Antibodies And Why Are They Important?

After watching the video do you have a better understanding of the difference between the coronavirus test and the antibody test?

There are two kinds of tests for viruses like COVID-19. One tests for the presence of the virus in the sample, and the other for antibodies to the virus. Both are important for understanding who is infected and might transmit the virus to others, who have had the virus and might now be immune, and even who might potentially help others with treatment.

At T Off Your Health we are ONLY offering the antibody test. If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body ache, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea please reach out and we can direct you to a safe and professional COVID-19 testing facility. If you have a known or suspected exposure you should seek screening somewhere else with the swab test or quarantine for 14 days. We would be happy tp refer you to a great clinic that will take very good care of you.

There is no urgency to be tested for antibodies and antibodies can take 2-3 weeks to develop after symptoms begin. For the sake of getting an accurate result it’s recommended you wait 4 weeks from the beginning of symptoms before being scheduled for antibody screening.

If you have more questions we are here for you. Give our office a call at 817-632-5400.