How to Know if You’ve Already Had COVID?
Some people may think they’ve already had COVID, without having a test. They may have felt very sick or have had some of the hallmark symptoms of the coronavirus. If you’re looking for signs that you’ve already been infected with the Corona Virus, FastLabs can help. We offer fast and convenient antibody testing to see if you have ever had COVID before.
Can You Get COVID Again If You Already Had It?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is some risk of reinfection, even if you’ve previously had the Corona Virus before. However, because the virus is so new, there isn’t a lot of detail about reinfection rates and who may be more at risk. The smallest chances of reinfection are if you’ve had the vaccine and already had the disease.
Can You Get Delta If You Already Had COVID?
Yes. The Delta Variant is a different, mutated version of the Corona Virus, and therefore people who have had COVID may still contract the Delta Variant. If you’ve had the vaccine, your symptoms are likely to be much milder if you have symptoms at all.
What are Types of COVID Testing Available?
Diagnostic tests test for COVID antibodies in your bloodstream, indications that the virus is present in your body. These are done through molecular testing and pick up the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2. However, to test whether you’ve had COVID, there is antibody testing, which detects antibodies produced by your body to fight off the diseases.
What is Antibody Testing?
Antibody testing tests for specific proteins made by the virus, which show that your body defeated it. It can be important for people to decide whether they want the vaccine to have the antibody test, and many people wonder how long an antibody test takes. These can take anywhere from a day to several days, depending on where you go.
When you’re wondering how long an antibody lasts, the answer is that it depends on the disease. It seems that COVID-19 antibodies will last about as long as other respiratory virus antibodies, but again, the disease is too new to know how long does an antibody lasts in this case.