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COVID-19 Antibody Test
Why should I do this antibody test?
This COVID-19 Antibody test measures the levels of antibodies produced by your immune system to give you an idea of how your body has responded to the vaccine. It can also provide information on how useful your antibody levels are at fighting off a COVID-19 infection. (so esseintially here the 2 groups are post vacc and post infected)
What is a neutralizing antibody?
Neutralizing antibodies are a subset of antibodies that are present in our body post exposure to an antigen, in this case specifically a COVID-19 antigen. They have the function of stopping the virus from entering cells and also inhibits its replication in our body.
How does it work?
Our staff will draw a small amount of blood, approximately 3 mls that will then be used to isolate antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Does the COVID-19 Antibody test tell me I am positive for COVID-19?
No, what this antibody test does is measure and quantify the antibody response produced by your immune system following complete vaccination. If you have recently been infected with COVID-19 it will also show the antibody levels produced during that infection. It is NOT used to diagnose cases of COVID-19