Antibody testing increase comes as COVID-19 cases rise
Lincoln Pharmacy located at the corner of 'A' Street and South 33rd is seeing an increase of patients coming in to get the antibody test, the test that indicates a past COVID-19 infection.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Pharmacy located at the corner of ‘A’ Street and South 33rd is seeing an increase of patients coming in to get the antibody test, the test that indicates a past COVID-19 infection.
The test involves one needle, two drops of blood, and 10-15 minutes for a patients results to come back. The test can also tell whether you had the coronavirus either weeks ago or even several months ago.
The tests are open to anyone and everyone, no doctors note needed. Patients are strongly encouraged to call ahead for an appointment but walk-ins are welcome.
Dan Cummings said he felt sick back in early 2020 and wondered if he may have had the coronavirus. He went and received the antibody test and it came back positive. “It gave me a peace of mind” he said, knowing now that I beat it.
Although antibody’s help decrease your chances of getting COVID-19 again, people can still catch the virus for a second time or more. Officials recommend you still follow CDC guidelines to keep yourself and others safe.