RapidTestMe, a private clinic in Union, is now offering testing to detect IgG antibodies against Coronavirus (COVID-19). This blood test from BioReference labs can provide information about a person's immunity to the infection. A positive result indicates that you may have had previous exposure to COVID-19 and your body has developed antibodies - even if you've never had symptoms. Note that experts do not know yet if having antibodies to the virus can protect someone from getting infected again, or how long that protection might last. More data is needed.
 
BioReference's IgG test not only shows whether you are positive or negative for antibodies, it also indicates the level of antibodies in your system. Other tests only show whether or not you have the antibodies. 
 
It can take 1-3 weeks to make antibodies after symptoms occur. We recommend waiting at least 10 days after testing positive for Coronavirus to have the blood test. Current turnaround time for results is 1 to 2 days. RapidTestMe contacts each person individually with their results.
 
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RapidTestMe offers both Coronavirus testing and antibody testing by appointment only 7 days a week. The Coronavirus test is a viral test (swab of the throat and nose) to determine if you currently have the infection and the antibody blood test indicates if you had a previous infection. RapidTestMe offers both tests either together or individually for $99. Retests are available for $69. Lab costs are not included. 
 
Visit www.rapidtestme.com or call 908-809-3381 for more information.