Should you be tested for coronavirus antibodies?

Dr. Robert Levy says people who have had symptoms of the virus who tested negative or haven’t been tested should get an antibody test.

News 12 Staff

May 7, 2020, 10:30 AM

Updated 1,480 days ago

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Antibody tests are becoming more readily available, but how do you know if you should go and get one? 
"If somebody tested positive for the virus, we already know you have antibodies. The people who require the antibody test are really the folks who already had symptoms and tested negative or were not tested at all," says Dr. Robert Levy, of AFC Urgent Care.
Antibody tests involve taking a blood sample and results take about one to two days.
Even if you test positive for antibodies, doctors say you should still wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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