What is the COVID-19 Antibody Test? - Premier Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas - Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care

What is the COVID-19 Antibody Test?

  • November 10, 2020
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What is the COVID-19 Antibody Test? - Premier Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas - Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care

At Little Spurs, we offer the Antibody Test for COVID-19. It is a blood draw that gives results in about five days.

What is this test?

The antibody test may help determine whether you had COVID-19 in the past and now have antibodies to help protect against the virus. Antibodies are proteins the immune system produces that are critical for fighting and clearing out a virus. In general, a positive antibody test means that you had SARS-CoV-2 sometime in the past and does not mean you are currently infected. It is not used to diagnose someone with an active infection. If you think you currently have COVID-19, we recommend an antigen or PCR test.

When do I get this test?

This test is performed after full recovery from COVID-19 as these levels usually become measurable around two weeks following an infection.  Antibody testing may also help one know if they have had an asymptomatic course of COVID-19 during the past 1-2 months as levels begin to rise 15-40 days following an infection.

How much does this test cost?

We do not charge copays or deductibles for the antibody test at Little Spurs. However, you may get a bill from the lab after your visit, depending on your insurance plan.

Why should I get this test?

The antibody test is completely optional for the public. We find that a lot of patients request this test out of curiosity. An antibody test can show if you have had an asymptomatic course of COVID-19 in the past 1-2 months.

How do I get this test?

We offer the antibody test at any Little Spurs location. If you are over the age of 21, we recommend you do a telemedicine visit first, and then you will be sent to the clinic for the antibody test only.

At Little Spurs, we offer COVID-19 tests for children and adults up to the age of 64 at all of our locations. We offer both a rapid test (results in 15 minutes), a PCR sent out (results in 2-3 days) and the COVID-19 antibody test. To learn more about how to get a test today, click here. We also offer telemedicine visits seven days a week from 7am-10pm. Video chat with one of our providers from the comfort of your own home.


Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care opened in 2006 in San Antonio, Texas. With multiple locations in San Antonio and Dallas, they are open seven days a week with extended evening hours and see walk-in patients or through an online check-in system. They accept most commercial insurance and Medicaid plans. More information about Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care can be found at www.littlespurspedi.com.

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