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Why Should I Get Both Viral/Nasal Test and Antibody Test

Viral/Nasal Test

Viral tests check samples from your respiratory system (such as swabs of the inside of the nose) to tell you if you currently have an infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Click Here for more information from the CDC.

Antibody Test

Antibody blood tests, also called antibody tests, check your blood by looking for antibodies, which show if you had a previous infection with the virus. Depending on when someone was infected and the timing of the test, the test may not find antibodies in someone with a current COVID-19 infection. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections. Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose someone as being currently sick with COVID-19. Click Here for more information from the CDC.

Why Both

As stated above both the Viral and Antibody test have their own capabilities. It is important to have both test administered due to the fact each test provides you with unique information to help you understand the best way to navigate COVID. For example, should you test positive for the virus and negative for the antibody, you would have the option to get tested again 8 to 14 days later to identify rather or not your body’s adaptive immune response is developing antibodies to help you fight COVID. According to the FDA antibody test can also play a role in the fight against COVID by helping healthcare professionals identify individuals who have developed an adaptive immune responses to COVID and can donate a part of their blood called convalescent plasma, which may serve as a possible treatment for those who are seriously ill from COVID.

Lynx Healthcare Laboratory Testing Technology Compared to Others FDA EUA Tests

Lynx Healthcare is using the highest standard of testing available according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. As of May, 13th 2020 Test Ortho-Clinic Diagnostics VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Total reagent pack and Calibrator is the ONLY test on the market that has tested 100% sensitivity and specificity for all Antibody/Serology testing measures according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Testing with Lynx Healthcare Labs will yield the highest level of accuracy for all Employers as well as the General Public who tests with us. Check out how Lynx Healthcare Laboratory test match up against the nations top test by clicking Here or scrolling down according to the FDA.


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This can be defined as employers who have multiple employees who fall in line with the CDC recommended Priority testing group. Furthermore, employers who have a mandatory need to be tested due to the possibility of a significant loss of revenue. (For example a Cherry Farm who will lose their crop if they are not picked in a timely manner.) Or if you feel as though your organization is not meeting the needs of the community in a way that you feel is compliant with State and federal guildlines during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Lynx Healthcare has the ability to set up a mobile unit for COVID-19 testing at an employer’s locations as long as they have a minimum of 150-200 employees to test. If you would like to request a mobile unit please fill out a mobile unit request below.