Covid-19 Rapid Antigen + Antibody
- 15 min15 minutes
- 218 US dollars$218
- Westgate Circle
TNTestExpress offers a dual profile screening package, where we perform both the COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test and Rapid Antibody test at the same visit. We refer to this as a complete COVID profile. The benefits of combining both tests give the patient a full picture as to their current and/or recent exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test became FDA EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) in late September 2020. Before the FDA approved the Rapid Antigen test, the only way to determine if you had an active case of Coronavirus was to have a PCR test performed. The results of the PCR test took between 24-72 hours to get back. The Rapid Antigen tests detect specific proteins on the surface of the coronavirus. These tests are sometimes referred to as rapid diagnostic tests because it can take less than an hour to get the test results. Positive antigen test results are highly specific, meaning that if you test positive you are very likely to be infected. The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test looks is for people who have just started to have or are having symptoms associated with the virus and need to know if they have the virus right "now." The results are available within 15-minutes. The COVID-19 Antigen can take between 5-8 days to show up in your system after being exposed to the virus. Similar to the Rapid Antigen Test, the COVID-19 Rapid Antibody test looks for a specific set of proteins that are made in response to the virus. The Rapid Antibody test is for people who think they may have had COVID-19 in the past and who want to know if they have antibodies to the COVID-19 virus. The Rapid Antibody test results are available within 15-minutes. The COVID-19 Antibody test looks for IgM and IgG. It can take between 8 and 14 days once you start showing symptoms for Antibodies to develop in your system. This test is not for those individuals who need to know if immediately if they have an active case of COVID-19.
Due to the high demand for the COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test, we appreciate as much advanced notice as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
1600 Westgate Circle, Brentwood, TN, USA