Antibody Tests

Antibody Tests

Learn more about the antibody tests we offer to test for COVID-19.

What is an Antibody Test?

Antibody tests are blood tests that check for Covid-19 antibodies, which indicate that you have had the virus in the past. It is currently believed that those with Covid-19 antibodies present are safer from becoming infected with or passing on the virus, although it’s not a guarantee that you cannot be re-infected. Because people with Covid-19 antibodies are much lower-risk than others, this information is useful for healthcare facilities and other essential businesses trying to keep their employees safe.

Who Should Get a Covid-19 Antibody Test?

Covid-19 antibody tests are intended for those who previously tested positive for the virus and have since recovered. It can also be administered to those who were not tested for the virus but had its symptoms and have since recovered. In both cases, patients should wait at least 14 days after first experiencing symptoms to have the antibody test.

People who are currently experiencing symptoms should not get an antibody test, as this test cannot tell you if you have Covid-19, only if you had it in the past.

How to Get An Antibody Test

WellCare is ready to help you and the community by better understanding who has had Covid-19 and recovered. Please schedule a virtual appointment to discuss your symptoms and contact history, and then we will schedule a time to do a sterile blood draw for testing. If you have any questions, please call us at (616) 591-5995 or contact us online.

Should I visit Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

Urgent Care

When you have any medical condition that is non-life threatening or have general medical needs, then an Urgent Care center can take care of these. WellCare Urgent Care takes care of a variety of medical concerns such as the flu, vaccinations, physicals, allergy symptoms, and more.

WellCare Urgent care is convenient because it is quick and cost-effective.

Average visit time: 1 hour
Average cost: $150

Emergency Room

Emergency care is necessary when you are suffering from a life-threatening condition. This could be a heart attack, stroke, head injury, or other trauma that requires more advanced treatment. If you or someone you love has a life-threatening illness or injury, then you need to call 911 and get to the closest Emergency Room.

Emergency Rooms, while the best option for serious trauma, do take time and are costly.

Average Time Spent: 4.5 hours
Average Cost Per Visit: $1700

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