Why should I get tested?
Antibodies are the human body’s natural defense against viruses; after being infected with a virus, an antibody is produced to protect against and combat reinfections. The presence of the CoV-2 antibody is evidence that an individual has been exposed to the novel coronavirus and may be immune to reinfection.
Will this test tell me if I am positive for Corona Virus (COVID-19)?
No, this test does not detect the virus or an active infection.
When should I get tested?
We would recommend getting tested a minimum of at least 7-days after infection symptoms appear to ensure sufficient detectable level of antibodies and to prevent potential retest.
How is the test administered?
The sample is collected via a blood draw (one tube of blood).
Is the test accurate?
Birdrock Laboratories uses an industry leading assay, which has been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) approval, yielding in 99.8% accuracy rates for specificity and sensitivity. Our testing is not performed on “Instant Kits”, which many have proven to be unreliable.
Where can I get tested?
Schedule your appointment online at covidtestsandiego.com and visit our draw site at the Urgent Care located on 7051 Alvarado Road La Mesa, CA 91942.
How much does it cost? Can I use my insurance card to pay for this test?
The cost for the test is $125. You may submit your results and receipt to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.
How soon will my results be available?
Your results will be emailed directly to you within 24-hours.