COVID-19 Antibody Testing Near Fairland, MD
Residents of Fairland, Maryland, and surrounding communities can turn to Fast Track Urgent Care for COVID-19 antibody testing. Located in nearby Silver Spring and Kensington, our fully equipped urgent care centers provide onsite antibody testing services every day of the week with no appointment necessary.
What is COVID-19 Antibody Testing?
An antibody test is performed to screen for signs of a past infection of COVID-19—the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Unlike testing for active coronavirus infections, which requires a nasopharyngeal swab, COVID-19 antibody testing is a blood test that involves a small blood draw. Fast Track Urgent Care is equipped to perform this test and interpret the results onsite, ensuring our patients can get the answers they need as quickly as possible.
So, how does COVID-19 antibody testing work? It’s relatively simple—the patient’s blood sample is tested for antibodies related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Antibodies are special proteins that are produced by the body’s immune system in response to an infection. If a patient’s blood sample contains coronavirus antibodies, it can be inferred that he or she had a COVID-19 infection in the past. Antibody tests are often used to provide clarity to patients whose symptoms were mild or vague, as is the case with many COVID-19 infections.
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Contact Fast Track Urgent Care today if you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 antibody testing services or any of our clinical lab services. Our urgent care clinics are proud to serve families in Fairland and all surrounding communities.