COVID-19 Antibody Testing
DOC-AID Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic offers COVID-19 Antibody Testing with in-house processing for fast results. All COVID testing is done curbside from your car. Please note there is an extensive amount of paperwork involved with COVID testing. It is advised that you book your appointment on-line and fill out all paperwork BEFORE you arrive to expedite your visit. We are located at 2438 Monarch Drive Suite A-375 Laredo, TX 78045. We are open Monday – Sunday, 10am – 8pm. For more information please call us, book an appointment online, or simply walk in!
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 cases in our area, we are now performing video consultations curbside, from your car for all Covid visits. Patients will need a mobile device and an email address to access their Patient Portal. Staff is available to assist patients from their car with filling out forms as well as with a portable device if a patient doesn’t have one of their own.
We serve patients locally in Laredo, Hebbronville, Zapata, Carrizo Springs, Cotulla, Eagle Pass, and throughout the state of Texas via our Telehealth option, please call us.
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING IN-HOUSE PROCESSING
Antibody or serology tests look for antibodies in your blood to determine if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Antibodies are proteins created by your body’s immune system soon after you have been infected or vaccinated.
- Antibodies help you fight off infections and can protect you from getting that disease again. How long this protection may last is different for each disease and each person.
Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose a current infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. An antibody test may not show if you have a current infection because it can take 1–3 weeks after the infection for your body to make antibodies. (Source: CDC) Results are usually ready the same day.
What does a positive COVID-19 antibody test result mean?
You had an infection in the past. Timeframe unknown.
What does a negative COVID-19 antibody test result mean?
You probably HAVE NOT had an infection in the past.
All in-house processed tests are performed in a CLIA laboratory.