COVID-19 Testing Options

Viral, or Antibody: Which COVID-19 Test is Right for you?

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis together, we'd like to be your go-to resource for both information and testing. Currently, ZOOM+Care offers two options for COVID-19 tests: Viral tests, which tell you if you have a current infection, and Antibody tests, which reveal if you previously had the virus. To help you cut through the noise and get straight to the facts, we've compiled the need-to-know information about both tests. Read on to determine which option is right for you.

Detect a Current Infection with a Viral COVID-19 Test

How do I know if I'm eligible?

We'll screen you to determine your eligibility. To qualify, you must currently have symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, body aches, nausea, loose stools, or new loss of taste or smell. You also need to be able to transport yourself safely by car to the testing site.

Okay, so how do I get screened?

If you think you need testing, you must first speak with one of our providers through VideoCare™. We'll diagnose your symptoms and determine if you're eligible for testing.

What happens if I need testing?

We'll schedule a test for you at one of our drive-through facilities. During your appointment, you'll remain in your car to minimize contact with others. Once we get your results back from the lab, we'll call you with information, instructions, and any next steps.

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Find Out if You've Been Exposed to COVID-19 with an Antibody Test

A positive antibody test indicates a high probability that you were exposed to COVID-19 — even if you never showed symptoms of the virus. We want to be completely transparent: At this time, it is unknown if a positive antibody test confers immunity to COVID-19. However, these tests are still important and valuable.

So, what are the benefits of antibody testing?

Antibody tests can provide you with peace of mind by helping you understand if you've been exposed to the virus. After testing positive for antibodies, you can even donate your plasma to studies looking for treatments.

Secondly, antibody tests may be a potentially valuable tool for public-health offcials. They can help researchers understand how the virus spreads, how deadly it is, and how many people have come into contact with it. Plus, there is hope: according to infectious disease experts, it is likely that COVID-19 induces some degree of resistance against future infections.

How do I get tested at ZOOM+Care?

First, you must speak with a ZOOM+Care provider. You can do this virtually through VideoCare ™, or by scheduling an in-person visit at a clinic near you. Your doctor will ask you questions, then order the test for you, depending on your past symptoms. Results are usually available within one to three days.

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Want to know more about ZOOM+Care's Antibody Test?

There are over 120 COVID-19 antibody tests offered nationwide, but only a fraction have been reviewed or authorized by the FDA. Learn how ZOOM+Care's test stacks up.

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