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Wed Apr 29, 2020, 12:36 PM

I just got a coronavirus antibody test this morning, results are due Friday.

I'm in Colorado, limited testing but I was the second one in line, they swabbed the back of my throat, similar to a strep test.

Update, just received my results, negative on both tests, no antibodies unfortunately...just went back to work today

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 12:38 PM

1. Can't get any sort of testing here unless you're in ICU.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 12:42 PM

2. Good luck. I hope you are negative.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 12:48 PM

3. Wouldn't a positive result be better, meaning the OP already

has the virus?

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:56 PM

15. Yeah. It would be.

People act like COVID is some sort of taint or impurity, to be avoided at all costs because it kills you or somebody else.

It's like a demon, and is treated with the same mystical fear and superstition by many.

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Response to Igel (Reply #15)

Mon May 4, 2020, 08:10 PM

16. negative on both tests

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 12:54 PM

4. I hope you studied hard

That always leads to a better result on a test, in my experience.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 01:07 PM

6. I licked a lot of handrails

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 12:58 PM

5. Antibody or Covid 19 test? There is a difference, and I though the antibody test was a blood draw

to look for antibodies in the blood

A positive antibody test would mean you were exposed to the virus at sometime and had an immune response

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Response to still_one (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 01:08 PM

7. antibody, I hope it's positive

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 01:10 PM

9. Agreed. You are fortunate to get an antibody test. Good luck

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Response to still_one (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:33 PM

11. you we're right, it's a blood draw, the website listed three locations for the active covid test and

two also did the antibody test, it wasn't very clear on their website and I went to the wrong one so I got the blood draw antibody test a few minutes ago, results in three days

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:35 PM

12. Thanks for the follow up Demonaut, all the best

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Response to still_one (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:50 PM

14. confusing website, just got a call from the testing company,they said they are running both tests at

the three locations (which is wrong) they didn't want to run the antibody test if I have an active infection but they agreed after I explained to them, one, I wasn't asked if I suspected had an active infection at the first site yesterday, and two, their website was not clear about the which tests were available at the three locations.

and they don't know either...I hope the test is accurate.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 01:09 PM

8. Have you been feeling any symptoms?

Or is because you may have been exposed by someone close to you?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 01:12 PM

10. mild, tracked my temp for awhile a few weeks ago, bounced between 100.5 and 98.3 for a few weeks

my normal temp is 97.5 or so

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:45 PM

13. Best of luck on the test results.

DD

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