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COVID-19: Antibody Testing

COVID-19 antibody testing is now available at Malta Med Emergent Care

What is antibody testing?

Antibody tests - or serology tests - look to detect antibodies in the blood that our bodies develop after being exposed to the virus to fight off the virus. These antibodies help the immune system respond faster and more effectively than it did the first time and may prevent a COVID-19 infection. 

Antibody Testing at Malta Med Emergent Care

  • Blood samples are sent to a local lab for processing
  • Results usually back within 3 - 5 days
  • Your provider or we will call you with your results and provide any follow-up guidance you may need

How to get an antibody test

With a provider order
With a provider order for the test, antibody testing is available during our lab services hours, Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 7 PM. No appointment is necessary.

Without a provider order
Current guidelines require a provider order. If you do not have a provider order, we will provide a separate screening to determine if you qualify for the antibody test. These screenings are available 24/7.

Cost

There is no co-pay for antibody testing. Your final costs are dependent upon your insurance plan. We encourage you to contact your insurance company prior to arrival to ensure you know the expected amount you'll be paying for testing.

For more questions about our Lab Services, visit our Lab Services page or call 518-289-2024.

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