Antibody tests are used to detect antibodies to the COVID-19 virus to see if you have previously HAD the virus. The test works by taking a blood sample and testing for the presence of antibodies to see if you have developed an immune response to the virus.
Antibody tests differ to virus swab (PCR) tests, which test to see if you CURRENTLY have the virus.
A positive-antibody test will tell you whether you’ve previously had the virus that causes COVID-19 and that your body has produced an immune response to it.
A Murrays Chemist pharmacist will take your blood sample and send this to our partner laboratory to find if your body has developed antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Your test results will normally be received within 2 days and Murrays Chemist will call you to discuss the result.
A copy of your result can be collected from the branch or emailed to you if you choose.