Why is Antibody Testing Important?
There are different types of COVID-19 testing. The first type tests for the presence of the virus in your system. The second kind tests for antibodies, which are proteins created by the immune system to help fight the virus. These proteins are specific to the viral strain the body has dealt with, and these antibody tests enable us to test for them. The Antibody tests are important to determine whether antibodies will protect a person from infection and re-infection.
Checking for COVID-19: What Are the Limitations of the Viral Test?
There are two types of Antibodies present in the blood in a post infection student, the student you may have the coronavirus, students should get tested as soon as possible. The viral test is a first step in determining whether the student may or/ may not present a risk to others.
- This test checks for antibodies to COVID-19. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or vaccinated, your body produces antibodies as part of your immune response.
- If you have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, your body typically produces antibodies as part of the immune response to the virus.