COVID-19 Rapid Antibody/Antigen Testing Available
We recommend that patients book telemedicine consult to have a medical professional determine which test is most appropriate for their situation
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING
AFC Urgent Care Beverly provides COVID-19 Rapid & Antibody Testing for patients to determine if their body is currently responding to a COVID-19 infection. Antibody tests can help patients determine if they have a limited immunity to COVID-19, if their body is fighting off infection though there are no symptoms, and if there is a greater-than-expected risk of COVID-19 cases within a community.
AFC Urgent Care Beverly is working hard to provide as much access to testing and urgent care for our patient communities. Telemedicine urgent care and standard COVID-19 testing are just a few ways in which we are helping our city combat this troubling pandemic.
How does COVID-19 Antibody Testing Work?
Antibody testing is the process of analyzing a patient’s blood to determine if present antibodies are fighting off an illness regardless of their symptoms. As the CDC explains, an antibody or “serology test” can detect infections in patients that have no symptoms. Asymptomatic patients can be carriers of COVID-19, which means that an antibody test is the most accurate way to determine if they have COVID-19.
Many public health organizations are using antibody tests to determine the full scope of COVID-19 infections among both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. National research efforts rely on antibody tests to find new ways to protect the public against the virus. At the individual level, patients can visit an urgent care center, just like AFC Urgent Care Beverly, to get test results in a day.
How can I book COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Beverly?
Although we now offer walk-in rapid tests we advise patients to call ahead. Important information to consider before calling includes:
- Consulting your health plan provider with testing coverage. Most in-state insurers cover COVID-19 testing.
- Patients that meet criteria for insurance eligible testing must contact our urgent care center in order to get testing.