Positive COVID-19 Antibody Test - FAQs

Explain My Results

What does a positive antibody test mean?

A positive result means that your body has the COVID-19 antibodies that your immune system produces to protect against future COVID-19 infections. The presence of these antibodies indicates that you were previously infected with COVID-19.

How accurate is this test?

Tests are measured commonly by the following two accuracy metrics: sensitivity and specificity. This very accurate test has a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 99.63%.

I got both the viral swab test and the antibody blood draw. Will my swab test be positive as well?

Not necessarily. The viral swab test measures for active infection, while the antibody blood draw determines if a person has had COVID-19 in the past. In most cases, those who test positive for antibodies do not have an active infection because antibody production occurs several days after the infection begins, and antibodies remain present long after the infection has resolved.

Multiple Family Members Using the Same Cellphone

Whose result is this? Mine or my family members?

We have sent this text message to the phone number listed in the patient’s medical chart. If multiple patients have the same phone number listed, please create individual AIM Laboratory accounts for immediate notification of each patient’s test results. While you will need separate user names, you may use the same email address for as many family members as you’d like.

Click on this link to sign up each family member: My COVID-19 Results

If you cannot access your lab results, please:

Documentation

Can I get a copy of my lab results?

Yes, you may access and print your results from the AIM Laboratories Portal. Sign up using this link: My COVID-19 Results

Can I get a work note?

Yes, please visit any Total Access location to pick up a copy or email covid@tauc.com and include the following 3 items:

  1. Patient’s full name
  2. Date of birth
  3. For faster results, please state that we may reply to your email with your unencrypted work note. This is optional and only if you are comfortable.

Can I have my results faxed to my doctor?

Absolutely, please call one of our locations with your physician office’s information, and we will be happy to assist you.