There are different antibody tests currently available and being developed to detect the presence of antibodies to treat the COVID-19 infection. The two types of tests for detecting the COVID-19 disease are:-
- Viral test: This test helps detect coronavirus in the respiratory system of an individual
- Antibody test: This test helps detect whether a person has been exposed to the infection and how the individual’s immune system has responded to the virus.
The basic COVID-19 antibody test is typically a blood test where a healthcare professional takes blood samples to look for COVID-19 antibodies. These antibodies are not just present in an individual’s blood but even in saliva.
If you are suffering from the symptoms such as cough, fever, tiredness, loss of smell, and taste, you should book a COVID-19 antibody test. As the basic COVID-19 antibody test is the most genuine and reliable test for past infection of coronavirus, other additional tests are important for confirming the presence of the virus and the response of a person’s immune system to the same.