Dr. Oommen and Dr. Di Liello are back and ready to discuss the most recent COVID-19 topic that everyone is talking about: antibody testing. As you may have heard, Health Canada has recently approved one antibody test in Canada and with this has come a surge of questions. Who can get tested? Where can we get it? These are all relevant concerns that our Doctors answer by first explaining how immunity and antibodies work as well as how to proceed once this testing becomes available to us.
Did you know… Not everybody who gets the coronavirus develops antibodies? Dr. Oommen and Dr. Di Liello felt it was necessary to explain how this works as there are still many misconceptions about this novel coronavirus.
One important fact to retain from this video is that whether you are tested positive, negative, or not tested at all for coronavirus antibodies, it is important to continue to keep socially distanced, wear a mask, and continue to practice basic hygiene by washing your hands often and not touching your face.
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