Antibodies are proteins that are produced by your immune system in response to the invading foreign pathogens (also called antigens) like bacteria and viruses
Antibody testing ascertains whether you have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID in the past and now has antibodies against the virus. The test to diagnose COVID checks if you currently have the disease.
Positive Antibody Tests: Suggests that you may have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 sometime back. Now your body has developed immunity or antibodies against the infection.
Positive RT-PCR Test & Positive Antigen Test: You have an active COVID infection.
A negative test suggests that you have not been exposed to coronavirus so far. You need to follow precautions to stay safe in the future.
Yes. The tests can either be doubly positive or doubly negative. There are 2% chances that one will be negative and one will be positive. In this case, it is advised to repeat the test after a month.
Children above 12 years of age can take this test. If your child is below the age of 12 years, it is best you take a pediatrician’s advice before booking the test
No, fasting is not required. You can take the test at any time.
As long as if you have high levels of IgG and IgM, you are immune to COVID reinfection. Studies are being conducted to determine how long the antibody levels persist in the body and if there are chances of secondary infection.