Basic Covid-19 Antibody Test in Patiala
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What is the Basic Covid-19 Antibody Test?
There are two types of tests for detecting the Covid-19 infection – one, viral test, and the other is an antibody test. The viral test helps detect coronavirus in the respiratory system of an individual, while the basic Covid-19 antibody test shows whether a person has been exposed to the infection. It also shows that 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.
What does the Basic Covid-19 Antibody Test include?
There are different antibody tests currently available and being developed to detect the presence of antibodies to treat the Covid-19 infection. Nevertheless, not all the antibody tests being marketed to the common people have been authorized and evaluated by the Food Drugs Administration, India (FDA). The different tests included in the basic Covid-19 antibody test mainly consist of diagnostic tests to detect past infection of coronavirus.
There are antibody, serology, and other adaptive immune response tests detecting antibodies to the coronavirus and measuring a varied adaptive immune response to the coronavirus. Such tests cannot be used for diagnosing current infection. There are even tests for managing the Covid-19 patients, helping to detect biomarkers related to inflammation. The patients diagnosed with the coronavirus infection must undergo these additional examinations for informed patient management decisions.
While the basic Covid-19 antibody test is the most genuine and reliable test for past infection 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.
Benefits of the Basic Covid-19 Antibody Test?
There are large-scale benefits of going for the basic Covid-19 antibody test. They are as follows:
- The test helps detect whether a person has contacted the coronavirus in the past.
- It works effectively for individuals who doubt they might have developed the symptoms of Covid-19 in the past.
- It even works for individuals recently diagnosed with coronavirus infection and is looking to get an idea of their antibody levels.
Going through the basic Covid-19 antibody tests not only helps individuals learn about their immunity status but helps experts gain a clear and detailed understanding of how to control the large-scale spread of the virus. The concerned individuals can always contact general physicians and understand whether they need the Covid-19 diagnostic test or the antibody test.
The eligibility of the basic Covid-19 antibody test will depend on factors like the location of a person and the availability of the test. The basic Covid-19 antibody test not only checks for antibodies but the total count of antibodies in the body of a person through a complete Covid-19 antibody test kit. But it is suggested to get in touch with a doctor to know more about the tests that can satisfy your requirements.
How much does the Basic Covid-19 Antibody Test cost?
The basic Covid-19 antibody test costs INR 749 onwards, and it makes sense to book this package if you want to check whether you have been exposed to the coronavirus infection in the past or if your body has developed antibodies that can offer you the immunity of fighting against the novel virus. The cost of the basic Covid-19 antibody test includes various important features like free consultations with the topmost doctors, sample pickups right in the comforts of your home, and online reports available within 48 hours of sample collection.
How long does it take to complete the Basic Covid-19 Antibody Test?
You can expect to receive the Basic Covid-19 Antibody Test results within 24 to 48 hours after the samples are collected. However, in certain cases, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What is the procedure for the Basic Covid-19 Antibody Test?
A lab specialist will come to collect your blood and urine sample at a preferred time slot. Please make sure to follow the preparations required for this health assessment package. After collecting the samples, the specialist will send them to the lab partner. The lab partner will analyze the samples based on the tests listed in the package. You will then receive the full report within 48 hours of sample collection on the MFine web and app platform.
What preparation is required for the Basic Covid-19 Antibody Test?
No specific preparation is needed for undergoing the basic Covid-19 antibody test. However, your testing centre or doctor will surely provide you with the instructions required on where you need to go for the testing and how the entire test will be conducted. A word of caution here is – you must not forget your mask under any circumstances. Always make it a point to wear a face mask while going to the testing centre and while leaving it. If there is someone else, say a family member, friend, or relative, accompanying you for the test, they should also wear a mask to and from the testing centre.
Why book Basic Covid-19 Antibody Test through MFine?
It makes sense to book the basic Covid-19 antibody test through MFine to check if you have been exposed to the coronavirus in the past or check if your body has developed antibodies that can give you the immunity to fight against the virus. There are diverse testing centres for this antibody testing facility, but things are different at MFine. You get complete assistance before and after the test with sample collection or report collection. Even doctors are available to provide the right information to individuals coming for the basic Covid-19 antibody test.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who should take the basic COVID-19 IgG antibody test?
An Immunoglobulin blood test indicates the presence of IgG antibodies as an immune response to COVID-19. You should get a COVID-19 IgG antibody test if:
- You may have contacted a COVID-19 positive person in the past.
- You doubt you may have developed COVID-19 symptoms in the past.
- You were recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and want to know your antibody levels.
If you are concerned, consult a general physician to understand if you need a COVID-19 diagnostic test or a COVID-19 IgG antibody test.
Do I need to practice fasting before the IgG antibody test?
There are no specific dietary requirements for an IgG antibody test. You do not need to practice fasting before the antibody test.
While a basic IgG antibody test only checks for the presence of the subtype IgG antibody, a complete COVID-19 antibody test kit checks for a total antibodies count. Consult your doctor to get more clarity on which test to perform based on your health condition.
When will I get my IgG test results?
You can get your test IgG test results in just 24-72 hours. Your blood will be drawn and collected by a lab technician during your selected time-slot. The blood sample will be sent for analysis by top pathologists in city_name_label. After analysing your blood sample, the test results will be uploaded to your profile on MFine, while ensuring the utmost privacy of your medical data.
What happens once I get my IgG test results?
A general doctor in city_name_label will consult with you once your COVID-19 antibody medical report is uploaded. After the IgG test results interpretation, the general doctor will give recommendations for the way forward, depending on your body condition.
A doctor’s prescription is not required to get an antibody test for COVID-19. However, it is always advisable to consult with a general doctor if you feel the need to. A physician can understand your body condition and recommend options based on your needs.