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3908 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 700603908 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.8(5.7k reviews)
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Rapid Urgent Care, Metairie - 3908 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie
Walked into the Clinic, completed my registration forms and after a short wait, I was called to an exam room. Staff was very respectful, warm and empathetic to my illness.

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2170 Gause Blvd W, Slidell, LA 704602170 Gause Blvd W
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.76(6k reviews)
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Rapid Urgent Care, Slidell - 2170 Gause Blvd W, Slidell
Tetanus shot, good care, long wait over 30 minutes with no one in the wait room and no one coming out, mostly friendly but the front office employee seemed like they was havin a rough day

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1111 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville, LA 704711111 N Causeway Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.79(5.2k reviews)
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Rapid Urgent Care, Mandeville - 1111 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville
This was the fastest appointment we have ever had. The staff was so friendly, the office was so clean, check in and scheduling was as easy as it gets, our doctor was genuine and so kind. We will be back every time we have a sick child from now on. Well done Rapid Urgent Care Mandeville!

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3218 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 701173218 St Claude Ave
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.6(3 reviews)
Urgent Care Eleven, St. Claude - 3218 St Claude Ave, New Orleans
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3810 LA-22, Mandeville, LA 704713810 LA-22
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.26(480 reviews)
The staff was very friendly and attentive. They listened to my symptoms and got to the root of my problem!
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4401 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 701254401 S Claiborne Ave
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, S Claiborne, New Orleans - 4401 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans

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4304 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 701254304 S Claiborne Ave
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231 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119231 N Carrollton Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Love this Urgent Care! It’s quick and addressed my immediate medical need. So professional and the staff was awesome from the front desk to the time I saw the provider!
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4100 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 701194100 Canal St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.14(14 reviews)
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3801 General De Gaulle Dr, New Orleans, LA 701143801 General De Gaulle Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.31(21 reviews)
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826 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124826 Harrison Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.64(27 reviews)
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1401 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA 701211401 Jefferson Hwy
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SunUnknown
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148 Wall Blvd, Gretna, LA 70056148 Wall Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Danielle Antonio was such a friendly nurse. She made my sick daughter feel at ease. What started as a bad day was made better by Danielle
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4945 Lapalco Blvd, Marrero, LA 700584945 Lapalco Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.67(3 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

I was seen on yesterday, I am so thankful for the services you all provided. I didn't have to get out of my car. Staff was so caring.
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111 Allen Toussaint Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124111 Allen Toussaint Blvd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.0(14 reviews)
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4001 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey, LA 700584001 Lapalco Blvd
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  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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901 W Judge Perez Dr, Chalmette, LA 70043901 W Judge Perez Dr
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.0(5 reviews)
Excepting the wait- time , which can only be lessened by increasing staffing, the care seems quite good: thorough and competent. Would my wife and I return? -- We would, and we have.
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2105 Cleary Ave, Metairie, LA 700012105 Cleary Ave
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Cleary Ave, Metairie - 2105 Cleary Ave, Metairie

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1105 S Clearview Pkwy, New Orleans, LA 701211105 S Clearview Pkwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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New Orleans COVID Antibody Testing

When is antibody testing done, and why is it important?

An antibody test, also known as a serology test, can detect antibodies in your blood. Your body develops antibodies in response to infections like COVID-19 or after receiving vaccinations.

ACCORDING TO THE FDA, the COVID-19 antibody test is formally known as the SARS-CoV-2 antibody test. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. This antibody test can tell whether you have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in your blood. If you do, you have either been infected with COVID-19 or have recovered from it, adds the FDA.

According to the CDC, the COVID antibody test can help you determine how well your immune system defends itself against the virus. It adds that this test can also help you understand population-level protection.

The main reason antibody testing is done, according to the CDC, is to determine whether you have COVID-19 antibodies in your blood and have had a past infection. However, the CDC says this test should not be used in place of viral COVID testing to determine if you have a current infection or if you have immunity to SARS-CoV-2 after getting the COVID vaccine.

What tests are used to diagnose COVID-19?

COVID-19 can be diagnosed using a viral test. In addition, the CDC reports that a viral test can determine whether you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2.

During the viral test, a healthcare worker will take a sample from either your nose or mouth. Your sample is then analyzed using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or antigen test.

PCR

A PCR test works by finding the DNA or RNA of a pathogen or abnormal cells in a sample, reports the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Most viruses, including COVID-19, contain DNA or RNA, adds the NIH.

The CDC notes that a PCR test can detect COVID in its earliest stages. Results from these lab tests usually come back within several days, says the CDC.

Antigen

An antigen test works by finding SARS-CoV-2 molecules on the virus surface, reports the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These rapid tests return results within a few minutes, and can be performed by a healthcare worker or yourself at home, reports the CDC. Solv features a directory that can help you find nearby COVID testing.

What is the difference between these tests and antibody tests?

PCR and antigen tests can tell you whether you are currently infected with COVID-19, notes the CDC. However, the antibody test can tell you only if you have had a previous infection. An antibody test cannot tell you if you currently have COVID-19, says the CDC.

What will the COVID-19 antibody test results tell me?

Positive results from a COVID antibody test indicate that you had a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection or COVID-19, reports the FDA.

Negative results from a COVID antibody test indicate that antibodies to COVID were not detected in your blood. The FDA adds that a negative result could mean it’s possible you had a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, but your body did not make antibodies yet, or that the level of antibodies made by your body is too low to be measured by the test.

Other antibody tests

Antibody tests can also be used to look for antibodies of other diseases, reports the NIH. These diseases include measles, mumps, hepatitis, mononucleosis, and varicella-zoster virus.

Your doctor may suggest getting antibody tests for these diseases to determine whether you are up to date on vaccinations and need boosters or to diagnose an autoimmune disease like lupus. Antibody tests are also sometimes performed as a requirement for your school or job, adds the NIH.

COVID-19 Antibody Test FAQs

  • How can I get the COVID-19 antibody test?

    The COVID-19 antibody test is available at urgent care centers, walk-in clinics, pharmacies, lab test providers, and hospitals, says the CDC. Contact your healthcare provider directly to find out if it offers the COVID antibody test, or use Solv to find a testing provider in your area. Solv also allows you to make a same- or next-day appointment.

  • How do COVID-19 antibody tests differ from diagnostic tests?

    COVID-19 antibody tests can tell you if you have had a previous COVID-19 infection, says the FDA. In comparison, a diagnostic COVID test can tell you if you are currently infected by COVID-19. If your goal is to find out whether you currently have COVID-19, ask your healthcare provider about your options for diagnostic tests, or use Solv to find a nearby COVID-19 testing provider.

  • What should I expect when I take the antibody test?

    According to New York City Health, the COVID-19 antibody test requires giving a blood sample. During the test, your healthcare provider will take a sample of your blood with a quick finger prick or by drawing blood from a vein in your arm. The NIH adds that this test usually only takes about five minutes. Your healthcare provider will contact you to discuss your results after they return.

  • Are there any limitations to COVID-19 antibody tests?

    According to the FDA, the COVID antibody test could produce a false negative, which occurs when the test fails to detect antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 even though you have them. It adds that your test result may also come back negative if you received the COVID-19 vaccine, but your body produced different antibody types in response to the vaccine. Your doctor can discuss other limitations of COVID antibody tests with you in more detail during your appointment.

  • Can I use a semi-quantitative COVID-19 antibody test to determine my level of immunity?

    No, a semi-quantitative COVID-19 antibody test cannot determine your level of immunity to COVID-19, even if you have been vaccinated for this disease, reports the FDA. It adds that even though a positive antibody test can indicate that an immune response has occurred, more research is needed.

  • Can I use a semi-quantitative COVID-19 antibody test to track my antibody levels over time?

    No, the semi-quantitative COVID-19 antibody test cannot track your antibody levels over time, says the FDA. This test cannot evaluate your level of immunity or protection from COVID-19, even if you have received a vaccination against COVID-19. The FDA adds that if antibody test results are interpreted incorrectly, people may take fewer precautions against this disease.

  • How much does a COVID antibody test cost in New Orleans?

    The cost of the COVID antibody test depends on factors such as rates set by the provider and whether your health insurance covers some or all testing costs. According to the University of Rochester, many health insurers are not covering the cost of the COVID antibody test unless it is considered medically appropriate for diagnosis and treatment purposes. Check with your healthcare provider to confirm the cost of the COVID antibody test.

  • Should I get tested?

    According to the CDC, the COVID antibody test may be ideal for you if you want to know if you have previously been exposed to COVID-19, or if you want to know if you have antibodies if you already had this disease. The COVID antibody test cannot tell you if you currently have COVID-19.

  • Where can I get a COVID antibody test in New Orleans?

    The COVID antibody test is available from many pharmacies, labs, and healthcare providers. To find a testing provider, use Solv’s directory to find the highest-rated COVID antibody testing providers in your area.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. Antibody (Serology) Testing for COVID-19: Information for Patients and Consumers (February 24, 2022)
    https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/antibody-serology-testing-covid-19-information-patients-and-consumers
  2. COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know (February 25, 2022)
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html
  3. PCR Tests (January 5, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/pcr-tests/
  4. How does the COVID-19 antigen test work? (May 12, 2020)
    https://medical.mit.edu/covid-19-updates/2020/05/how-does-covid-19-antigen-test-work
  5. Antibody Serology Tests (September 27, 2021)
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/antibody-serology-tests/
  6. COVID-19 Testing: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (April 4, 2022)
    https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-testing-faq.pdf
  7. Antibody Testing Is Not Currently Recommended to Assess Immunity After COVID-19 Vaccination: FDA Safety Communication (February 24, 2022)
    https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/antibody-testing-not-currently-recommended-assess-immunity-after-covid-19-vaccination-fda-safety
  8. COVID-19 Related Testing Costs
    https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-related-testing-charges.aspx

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