American Male Medical
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Antibody Testing
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Antibody Testing in Sherman Oaks, CA
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and require testing, come to American Male Medical to receive your quick and easy results. Let us help you get the answers you need by calling today or schedule an appointment online with one of our professionals.
Chances are, the coronavirus is the biggest pandemic you have experienced during your lifetime. With government-mandated shutdowns, and thousands of layoffs, millions of people have been affected by the coronavirus, even if they haven’t been infected. With all of this uncertainty, it can be hard to tell what will happen in the future. But don’t let the current inconsistencies get you down! Here at American Male Medical, we are sure of one thing: caring about your health. Come to American Male Medical to get an antibody test for COVID-19 today!
Do antibiotics work against the coronavirus?
Antibiotics are a common medication to treat bacterial infections. They have been around since the early 1900s and have saved countless lives. However, antibiotics are for treating bacterial infections, not viruses. Since COVID-19 is a viral infection, antibiotics would not prove very efficacious. Antibiotics do not work on viruses. However, some people infected with COVID-19 might develop a bacterial infection as a complication due to the virus. In these cases, antibiotics could be an effective treatment and might be suggested by a health care professional.
Should I stay home if I have COVID-19?
If you are infected with COVID-19, it is best to stay home and self-isolate. All close contact should be avoided, if possible. People infected with COVID-19 should also avoid taking care of their pets, if at all possible. Thankfully, you do not need to stay home forever. After two weeks of showing no symptoms, you can safely be around others. However, loss of taste and smell may persist for several weeks or even months after other symptoms have subsided.
Are all COVID-19 tests the same?
There are several different tests available to detect the presence of the coronavirus. The two main types are:
- PCR Testing — This is also known as polymerase chain reaction testing, and it is used to see if someone is currently infected with COVID-19. These tests are typically performed by a swab of the mouth or nose.
- Serology Testing — This test is also known as an antibody test, and it detects the presence of antibodies in the bloodstream. This test can determine if someone has previously been infected by COVID-19, as it looks for antibodies made by the body to fight off viral infections.
At American Male Medical, we perform serology tests in the safety of a clean, sterilized facility. We have friendly staff to make you feel comfortable, and quick test results, so you don’t have to wait anxiously to hear back. Serology tests can cost anywhere from several hundred dollars, to a few thousand! This makes it very hard for the average person to afford such a test. With this in mind, we offer antibody testing for only $99, so that everyone can come in for a test and leave without a hole in their wallet.
If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms such as difficulty breathing, fever, cough or a new absence of taste or smell, or believe you have been in contact with someone with these symptoms, do not worry! At American Male Medical, we are here to help! We have very professional staff that care for each of our patients with respect and discretion. Contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointment, call us or visit us online!