COVID-19 Antibody Testing
COVID-19 Antibody Testing Available in Houston, TX
Curious about COVID-19 (coronavirus) antibody testing? If so, visit Lifeline Urgent Care. Our fully equipped and physician-led urgent care clinic in Houston, Texas, offers COVID-19 antibody tests, as well as drive-through testing for active infections. We also adhere to the most rigorous of sanitization practices to ensure the safety of our patients and professionals.
What Does COVID-19 Antibody Testing Involve?
This test screens for special proteins known as antibodies that may have been produced by the body’s immune system in response to a past COVID-19 infection. It does not screen for active cases. Essentially, antibodies serve as evidence that the immune system previously tried fighting off an illness. It typically takes two weeks for antibodies to be produced following an infection. Since many cases of coronavirus cause few or no symptoms at all, antibody testing can provide valuable insight regarding the scope of this new disease.
A COVID-19 antibody test requires a very small blood sample. This sample is then screened for multiple types of antibodies related to SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. Screening for an active COVID-19 infection, on the other hand, involves a nasopharyngeal swab that tests a sample of mucus from the nasopharyngeal cavity.
We’re Ready to Help
Contact Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston today to learn more about our COVID-19 antibody testing services and our stringent safety protocols during this unique time. Our professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our medical care, physicians, and accepted insurances.