COVID-19 Antibody
Testing

Serving New York City from
our SoHo office.

Informational purposes only. Detection windows vary between individuals.

How It Works:

Heed Health’s antibody testing uses blood serum specimens obtained from a routine blood draw to test for antibodies (immunoglobulins) that are the immune response to recent SARS-CoV-2 exposure or vaccination.

Heed Health medical professionals are available to review your results and what they mean.

IgM Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is the first antibody to be made by the body when fighting a new infection.

IgM Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies are typically produced starting a few days after IgM.

Our antibody tests have a clinical sensitivity of (96%) and specificity of (99%). In this setting, sensitivity refers to the test’s ability to flag people who actually carry antibodies. Specificity refers to the tests ability to screen out people who do not carry antibodies.

Informational purposes only. Detection windows vary between individuals.

How It Works:

Heed Health’s antibody testing uses blood serum specimens obtained from a routine blood draw to test for antibodies (immunoglobulins) that are the immune response to recent SARS-CoV-2 exposure or vaccination.

Heed Health medical professionals are available to review your results and what they mean.

IgM Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is the first antibody to be made by the body when fighting a new infection.

IgM Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies are typically produced starting a few days after IgM.

Our antibody tests have a clinical sensitivity of (96%) and specificity of (99%). In this setting, sensitivity refers to the test’s ability to flag people who actually carry antibodies. Specificity refers to the tests ability to screen out people who do not carry antibodies.

Heed Offers a Convenient, Easy, and Fast Testing Experience

Z Conveniently located in the heart of SOHO

Z Results delivered securely online or by phone

Z Simplistic scheduling & flexible appointment options

Z Heed professionals available to review your results & what they mean

Heed Offers a Convenient, Easy, and Fast Testing Experience

Z Conveniently located in the heart of SOHO

Z Results delivered securely online or by phone

Z Simplistic scheduling & flexible appointment options

Z Heed professionals available to review your results and what they mean

If you’re interested in family or group testing, please email us at info@heedhealthcare.com for more information and for scheduling options.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

$99.00

Schedule Your Appointment Date and Time

Testing Location: 132 Crosby St. Suite 3, New York, NY 10012

Eligible patients who are willing to donate additional blood at the time of their antibody test will receive a $25 – $50 AMEX gift card.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

$99.00

Schedule Your Appointment Date and Time

Testing Location: 132 Crosby St. Suite 3, New York, NY 10012

Eligible patients who are willing to donate additional blood at the time of their antibody test will receive a $25 – $50 AMEX gift card.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can Antibody Test Results be Used to Determine When I Can Return to Work or Gather in Groups?

Antibody test results should not be used to determine if someone can return to work. Similarly, antibody test results should not be used to group people together in settings such as schools, dormitories, or other groups

Do You Get Better Protection from Getting the Actual Infection vs Getting the Vaccine?

It depends. The amount of virus a person is exposed to, as well as underlying medical problems, can affect how strongly the body will respond. Vaccines are dosed to generate a more predictable immune response.

Do Antibody Tests Show if I'm Protected Against the New Variations of the COVID Virus?

The tests that have received approval thus far were designed to detect the “original” strain. It’s
possible that they may detect the new variants, but we don’t know for sure yet. What we do know is that a few of the vaccines have demonstrated protection against some of these variants. Until we have more data, it’s important to continue masking and social distancing.

When Should You Get Your Antibodies Tested?
It is currently unknown how long the immunoprotective effect of these antibodies will last from infection or from vaccination. Studies have shown wide variability in the persistence of antibodies – anywhere from 60 days to 8 months. If you will be spending more time in the office or have upcoming travel plans, quantitative antibody testing can provide a snapshot of your personal immunity levels and whether they are in a protective range.
When is the Earliest, and How Frequently Should I Get Tested?

Based on the available data, it makes the most sense to wait at least one month after you complete your vaccination series or after you recover from infection, before obtaining an antibody test. While the CDC does not offer guidance on the frequency of repeat testing, it is reasonable to space the tests out by at least one month.

Can I Get Infected with COVID-19 if I Recieved the Vaccine?

Yes. You can get infected with COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine, although the infection should be mild or not even noticeable in most cases. The vaccine mainly protects against severe complications of COVID-19 including death, but it doesn’t stop the virus from entering your body. Studies are looking at whether you can pass the virus to someone else after vaccination.

Can I Get Re-Infected if I Already Had COVID-19?

Yes. There have been reports of people who have been re-infected with COVID-19. Therefore, it is important to continue masking and social distancing according to CDC guidelines.

Do I Still Need to Test for Active Viral Infections?

While antibodies are likely to protect you against severe complications of COVID-19, there may still be benefits to testing yourself regularly to protect those around you, especially if you have contact with other individuals in close settings.