Negative Antibody Test
What does it mean if your Antibody test came back positive?
A negative test result with this Antibody test means that SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies were not present in your sample. However, a negative result does not rule out an active COVID-19 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment, patient management decisions, or to rule out active infection.
Patients tested early after infection may not have detectable levels of IgM antibody despite active infection; in addition, not all patients will develop a detectable IgM and/or IgG response to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Due the volume of patients that we are testing and having positive results come back on, it is very challenging for our providers to go over individual results with you. If you would like dedicated time with a provider to discuss additional concerns, you may schedule a telemedicine visit with by calling our clinic at 818-349-9966. We are having a longer than normal wait times for our phone operators as they are filtering continuous COVID question calls from the community.