Free Rapid COVID Antibody Test
We are now offering free COVID-19 antibody testing for residents of Orange County and surrounding areas. To get your free antibody test, make sure that you schedule an appointment at our Los Alamitos location only. This offer is not available at any of our other locations.
When you come in to get your free test from us, be prepared to have your finger pricked for the testing process. Antibodies are detected through blood rather than the traditional nasal swab for other COVID testing procedures. We use the Assure Fastep COVID-19 IgG and IgM Rapid Test, so the results will be delivered within 15 minutes.
We want our patients to take advantage of this opportunity to get a free test. It is our mission to provide accessible resources to the Orange County area and improve public health.
What Is Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Testing?
Antibody blood test results tell us if you have proteins in your blood that indicate that immunity to COVID-19 has been built. Antibody testing does not test for current COVID-19 infection, only past infections.
Antibody Identification and Differentiation can confirm past or current infection of SARS-CoV-2 as well as provide immunological information about the patient.
Other types of COVID-19 tests that we offer include COVID-19 PCR Tests and Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests. Please note that all of our locations have testing site capabilities if you are looking for a regular test rather than our free rapid COVID-19 antibody test.
The CDC Recommends COVID-19 Antibody Testing
According to the CDC, one of the main reasons COVID-19 has been transmitted so easily and quickly is because it is being spread by individuals who aren’t aware they even have the virus. This is why it’s so difficult to pinpoint how many cases of COVID-19 there truly are. Antibody tests not only give you more information about your personal health but also help track overall cases in the United States.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Both tests are used for different purposes. For one, the Standard COVID-19 PCR test utilizes a nose or oral swab. This test also checks for current COVID-19 infections, whereas the Rapid COVID-19 antibody test is for those who have already had the virus. Additionally, the antibody test involves a blood sample rather than a DNA swab.
All you need is a legal form of identification either a driver’s license, passport, or state ID. You will also need to check-in online to speed up the process and avoid a delay. Our Los Alamitos Urgent Care clinic is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.
The Assure Rapid COVID-19 IgG and IgM Test detects the IgG and IgM antibodies that aid in the diagnosis of COVID-19. This test is a rapid lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay intended for the qualitative detection and differentiation of IgG and IgM antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in human venous whole blood, serum, and plasma.