Coronavirus in NY: Recent weeks show an increase in antibody testing

Asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus – are you one of them? How do you know? The answer is a simple blood test away.

News 12 Staff

May 14, 2020, 9:16 PM

Updated 1,467 days ago

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Asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus – are you one of them? How do you know? The answer is a simple blood test away. 
As antibody testing has become more available in New York City in recent weeks, more people are getting tested. Statcare on Bartow Avenue is one of the many locations throughout the city working to provide that kind of clarity. 
Medical experts say it's unclear that a positive antibody test will result in immunity. Also, if someone does test positive it doesn’t mean that they should let their guard down. 
They say that more testing could be a way to get back to normal living, but that there are still a lot more questions that need to be answered. 
So, why is testing in the Bronx and Brooklyn communities important? Dr. Priti Jain says it lays out the correct information about those who have been infected.
“It tells us that there were a lot of asymptomatic carriers in the community that actually had the infection but thankfully did not manifest any signs or symptoms,” says Dr. Priti Jain.
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