If you’re tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, then it may indicate that you were infected with the virus in the past. This also might mean that you have some immunity to SARS-CoV-2.
- If your COVID antibody test results are false positive, then it means you have antibodies in your blood and had a different kind of SARS-CoV-2.
- Whereas, if you test negative, then you didn’t come into contact with the virus, or you didn’t have the virus for a long time, to produce antibodies.
- It’s possible to test negative, yet have SARS-CoV-2 and not have antibodies. This is a False-negative result.
No matter the test results, you don’t need a follow-up, if you don’t have any symptoms. But in case if you have, then you may need to take a diagnostic test to check for signs of active virus.
Since there are chances of getting false-negative results, after getting tested, it’s essential that you follow safety guidelines. Stay home as much as possible, often wash your hands and wear a mask when you’re out.