Positive antibody test:
A positive antibody blood test indicates that you may have had COVID-19 recently. This means that your body has registered an immune response to it in the form of antibodies in blood to provide long term immunity. However, the time period is still under speculation as researchers believe that the antibodies stay in the bloodstream for about 3-6 months. This protects the individual from getting re-infected by the novel coronavirus.
A negative antibody blood test simply means that antibodies were not detected in your blood sample. Either your body has not come across the virus causing COVID-19, or you may have been exposed, but the immune response has not been developed yet. A negative antibody test does not mean you should stop following COVID-19 safety guidelines. If you develop flu-like symptoms, make sure to isolate yourself and contact a general doctor on MFine to understand what test is suitable for you. There are COVID blood tests and HRCT chest scans which are recommended to covid positive patients to help measure the severity of inflammation and covid infection. If you are more concerned, contact the local board of health of Bengaluru to find the best treatment options suitable for your needs. Until then, continue maintaining safety protocols like social distancing and wearing a face mask. It is crucial to note that no COVID-19 test is always accurate. It is possible to be infected and still test negative. Continue following COVID Homecare, and COVID-19 guidelines of your district, such as, social distancing and wearing a face mask. Follow the updates on the new symptoms of covid-19 second wave and take the necessary precautions. It is vital to protect yourself from the covid-19 exposure and its other complications.