COVID-19 Test for Past Infection

Antibody blood tests check your blood by looking for antibodies, which show if you had a previous infection with the virus. The test is best taken 21 days after suspected or known exposure. If you have symptoms or suspect exposure within the last 14 days the nasal Swab test is the best option since the antibody test is not used to diagnose a current COVID-19 infection. An antibody test may not be able to show if you have a current infection, because it can take 1-3 weeks after infection to make antibodies.

We do not know yet if having antibodies to the virus can protect someone from getting infected with the virus again, or how long that protection might last so it's important to still follow the recommended guidelines of social distancing and wearing face protection in public places.

Antibody test are available at any of our 3 locations by appointment only. The cost is $75. Call our office to make an appointment at 901-685-9999, appointments are available Mon-Fri 10am-3pm.

The following guidelines determine if you qualify for testing.

  • Have you traveled out of the country in the past 14 days?
  • Have you traveled out of state to a high risk area in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been in close contact with anyone who has traveled (out of country or state) within the last 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  • Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (fever >100.4, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory problem)?
  • Has it been 3 weeks (21 days) since you had a COVID test or had coronavirus symptoms?