Better Health Pharmacy's Rapid Antibody Test can provide critical information about past infection to patients who believe they may have previously been exposed to the coronavirus but were unable to access testing at the time of their potential infection.
Individuals who believe they may have already been infected with COVID-19 and are not currently experiencing symptoms are eligible for the test. Antibody Testing is currently available at Kroger’s Family of Pharmacies in all states.
The tests are available to our customers for $45.
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Testing involves a blood-based fingerstick test and results are available within 15 minutes.
COVID-19 antibody testing, also known as serology testing, is a blood test that's done to find out if you've had a past infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). An antibody test can't determine whether you're currently infected with the COVID-19 virus. You will need to get the antigen test to for current infections.
After infection with the COVID-19 virus, it can take two to three weeks to develop enough antibodies to be detected in an antibody test, so it's important that you're not tested too soon.
Antibodies may be detected in your blood for several months or more after you recover from COVID-19. Although these antibodies probably provide some immunity to the COVID-19 virus, there's currently not enough evidence to know how long the antibodies last or to what extent past infection with the virus helps protect you from getting another infection.
Results of COVID-19 antibody tests may not always be accurate, especially if the test was done too soon after infection or the test quality is questionable.
COVID-19 antibody testing could lead to false-positive or false-negative test results:
After you book an appointment, please complete the COVID-19 Antibody Testing Consent Form online below PRIOR to your visit.
COVID Antibody Testing Consent Form