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COVID-19 testing available at dozens of Fort Worth locations

Posted June 18, 2020

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Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral diagnostic (antigen) tests and antibody tests:

  • A viral test tells you if you have a current infection.
  • An antibody test tells you if you had a previous infection.

To determine if you currently have the COVID-19 virus or not – even without symptoms – there are options for COVID-19. The diagnostic (antigen) tests are increasing, and the City of Fort Worth maintains a comprehensive list of fee-for-service testing sites and free testing sites. Residents can easily choose a testing partner provider link at the city’s website to access a screening tool and to make an appointment. If you pre-screen through a provider’s online screening tool, you do not need a doctor’s appointment.

An antibody test may not be able to show if you have a current infection, because it can take one to three weeks after infection to make antibodies. Antibody testing data are still limited on the reliability of these tests and what the presence of antibodies to COVID-19 means for an individual. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control do not know yet if having antibodies to the virus can protect someone from getting infected with the virus again, or how long that protection might last.

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