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COVID-19 PCR & Antibody Testing

Covid-19We offer both tests to determine whether the vaccine has worked and/or whether you are infected. Insurance covers 100%

False Positives: There are very few false positives. False Negatives: There are some, especially on the IgM portion, but very few on the IgG. If you get a positive line, we will recommend you tell your primary care doctor for follow up. Anecdotal evidence suggests up to a 10% false negative is possible. Please call to schedule: (512) 640-8090

What This Test Measures:

IgG – Measures past exposure and protective antibodies. If you’ve had COVID-19, at the 14-16 day mark post-illness, you should have developed these antibodies. However, some do not develop these potentially protective antibodies until even day 33! We all wish we had them. Because… you may have temporary or permanent immunity to the virus. Scientists do not know the extent of immunity yet, but assume there is at least a window of a protected period after illness, even if you were asymptomatic–so you become the person who gets to go to the grocery store.

IgM – Measures initial and recent exposure. A positive may mean you’ve had exposure but may not yet be ill, or that you have had exposure and may be a carrier and not get sick. The IgM will often show positive 5-9 days post-exposure. Stay Safe and Be Well!