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antibodies

Doctors can complete a COVID-19 antibody test with a traditional blood draw or a finger stick.
LCpl Austin Schlosser | US Army

People who wonder if they’ve been sick with the coronavirus can now be tested for COVID-19 antibodies at urgent care clinics throughout the St. Louis region. The results could show if someone was sick with the illness and recovered.

Antibodies are proteins the immune system makes to fight sickness. Having them means a person has been exposed to the virus.

But doctors caution they still know little about what the results of COVID-19 antibodies tests reveal.