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COVID-19 Antibody Tests

Healthy Living | Last Active: May 13, 2020 | Replies (13)

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@bmwvent2020 Welcome to Mayo Connect, an online community that reaches more than 90,000 members with a mission to serve as a connection between patients, caregivers, and family members and the information needed to help them learn about their health issues so that they can make the best decisions for themselves as well as sharing with others. In this case, you are not the only folks who have had this experience. The question becomes, did they or didn't they have the COVID-19 virus? And if they did, can they help with the development of medications for others because their bodies created antibodies.

Mayo Clinic has a news network that releases press information and developed stories about frequently asked questions. Here is the news network response to your question about antibodies.


I hope that both of you are feeling well and have recovered enough energy and stamina to be able to ride this out. When you do go for the antibody test will you come back and share the experience with Connect. That will ensure that more folks will be informed and encouraged to participate.

May you be safe and protected.

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Thank you for all the information. With all my autoimmune diseases this is a very scary and uncertain future for Mayo patients who do not live in the Rochester area. I live in the Chicago area and was told the antibody test that are available at a few clinics are not FDA approved and give false negative or false positive results. Do you know where a high risk Mayo Clinic patient who lives in the Chicago area can find a reliable antibody test? Or are they just not widely available for people living in Illinois yet?