COVID-19 Antibody Testing
COVID-19 antibody testing is now available at Ryan Health. Here’s what you need to know about it and how to schedule an appointment.
COVID-19 is still with us and is still a danger to New Yorkers. Knowing the symptoms of COVID-19 and continuing social distancing are still the best ways to remain safe. However, maybe you felt sick over the past few months or were exposed to someone with COVID-19. You might be carrying COVID-19 antibodies, which means you have already had COVID-19, even if you didn’t know it.
Ryan Health is offering the COVID-19 antibody test at all our centers. It’s different from the viral test that you should take if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
The antibody test is to find out if you had COVID-19 in the past — if you had been exposed and were ill and have recovered, or if you were asymptomatic and didn’t have any symptoms.
Also known as a serology test, the antibody test requires a blood sample. It takes only a few minutes to have the test done and the result will be available in several days.