Most medical practitioners, myself included, believe anyone who has been sick in the last year, has probably had COVID-19 already. Most people mistakenly believed it to be an unusual flu, and some may not have felt symptoms at all.
Wondering if you’ve had the Coronavirus?
A few telehealth companies have started offering at-home Covid-19 tests to detect antibodies. This means, we can now find out if we have had the virus and have the antibodies that make us immune. It can also let you know if you are safe to be around those who are at risk, such as elderly family members and friends.
Here is a solid company that offers these at-home tests: Health Labs.
I had CV myself, and when I went to the doctor’s office, I opted NOT to have the test done, and simply let the doctor diagnose based on my symptoms and his experience. Reason being, I was at the very start of the virus and tests were limited. I wasn’t horribly ill and felt there was someone else that could use that test more than myself.
That said, once at-home and in-office antibody tests were available a few months later, I tested positive.
While it wasn’t necessary to have the test, it did help give me peace of mind. I no longer had to worry about catching the dreadful bug, and better yet- I no longer had to worry about passing it on.
My neighbors felt the same way. They tested positive months after having “some mysterious virus” several months before lockdown. The minute they had the positive test in hand, they planned a visit to Grandma’s house- no longer having to worry about keeping her well. After months in highly-restricted lockdown here, she was finally able to see her mother and let grandma see the granddaughters.
As you can see, there are a number of reasons to order a Covid-19 antibody test. Not only does it give peace of mind, but it is one of the best ways to keep from passing the virus on and keeping everyone safe and healthy.