How Do You Know If You Had COVID-19 Months Ago?

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How Do You Know If You Had COVID-19 Months Ago?

Many people don't know if they had COVID-19 in the early stages of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

That's because tests weren't available.

But now, Allure reports a blood test for the presence of antibodies could provide answers.

Antibodies β€” or, proteins the body produces to fight off antigens β€” can confirm whether a person had an infection in the past.

In contrast, tests for COVID-19 are carried out by nasal swabs and reveal whether the person has the virus at the time of testing.


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