Everest Urgent Care is dedicated to providing patients COVID-19 Antibody Testing and the most up-to-date information and treatment options to fight COVID-19. Many agree that testing (diagnostic and antibody) for the general population is an important component in managing the spread of the virus. Antibody testing is an important tool we provide that helps patients to know if they may have had COVID-19 previously, and it can potentially identify the people they could have possibly put at risk. The complexity of the virus makes antibody testing very important, especially for those who may have had the virus and been asymptomatic.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing looks for antibodies of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection. This test indicates if you had COVID-19 in the past. A blood sample is taken and sent to a lab. Results are available in 1 to 4 days.
Walk-Ins are available. If you are curious about availability at Everest Urgent Care in Upper Darby call (610) 352-8000 or Everest Urgent Care in Chester at (484) 480-4700 or in Northeast Philadelphia at (267)682-5600.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing FAQs
COVID-19 Antibody Testing looks for antibodies of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection. This test indicates if you had COVID-19 in the past. A blood sample is taken and sent to a lab. Results are available in 1 to 4 days. This test is most accurate when at least 14 days have passed since you had symptoms. The COVID-19 Antibody Test is also good to check your immune status after the Covid-19 vaccine or for past covid infection.
COVID-19 Antibody testing is used to determine:
- If you previously had a Covid-19/coronavirus infection
- If you may have been previously exposed to Covid-19/coronavirus infection
- If you were possibly an asymptomatic carrier of Covid-19/coronavirus infection
- Your antibody level after a Covid-19 infection or a Covid 19 vaccine
Yes – if you would like to know if you have antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Yes – if you have recovered from a COVID-19-like illness in the past and would like to know if the illness was possibly from SARS-CoV-2.
Yes – if you had close contact with someone who finds out they had COVID-19 in the past.
Yes – if you are a person who would like to participate in research to help scientists understand SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and their role in immunity to COVID-19.
A person participating with a medical facility collecting convalescent plasma with antibodies from people who have recovered from COVID-19 infection.
Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude COVID-19 infection, or to inform infection status.
Positive antibody results:
A positive antibody test result indicates you likely had a COVID-19 infection.
There is also a possibility of a false positive if it is unlikely, you had COVID-19 based on your exposure history or symptoms
Negative antibody results:
A negative antibody test result indicates you likely never had (or have not yet developed antibodies to) a COVID-19 infection.
Negative test results do not rule out COVID-19 infection, particularly if you have been in contact with the virus.
Viral testing should be considered to rule out infection in negative individuals who have been in contact with the virus. Ask your healthcare provider about this test.