Whether you need your employees to return to work safely or you need testing for your patients–Keystone offers your organization the COVID-19 testing you need to keep everyone safe. Our COVID-19 testing options include the PCR Test, Total Antibody Test and Spike Antibody tests.
COVID-19 tests can detect either SARS-CoV-2 or biomarkers of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or antibodies that your body makes after getting COVID-19 or after getting vaccinated. Tests for SARS-CoV-2 tell you if you have an infection at the time of the test. This type of test is called a “viral” test because it looks for viral infection. Antigen tests, Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) and other tests are viral tests. Tests for antibodies may tell you if you have had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Your body creates antibodies after getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 or after getting vaccinated against COVID-19. These tests are called “antibody” or “serology” tests.
COVID-19 testing is very important to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. You should always discuss your test results with your healthcare provider.
A viral test tells you if you are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, using samples that come from your nose or mouth. There are two types of viral tests: rapid tests and laboratory tests. COVID-19 testing is one of many risk-reduction measures, along with vaccination, masking, and physical distancing, that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading COVID-19.
An antibody test (also known as a serology test) can detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in your blood. Antibodies are proteins that your immune system makes to help fight infection and protect you from getting sick in the future.
Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose a current infection, but they may indicate if you had a past infection. Antibody tests help learn about how human immune systems defend against the virus, as well as learn about population-level protection. If you get an antibody test after receiving a vaccine, you might test positive by some (but not all) antibody tests. This depends on which type of antibody the specific test detects.
Antibody testing is not currently recommended to determine:
You should get tested for COVID-19 if the following are true:
If you were exposed to COVID-19, your next steps vary based on your COVID-19 vaccination status.
If you are up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations:
If you are NOT up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations:
Yes. Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to COVID-19 should get tested as soon as possible. Testing helps locate virus transmission in North Carolina’s communities. Knowing where COVID-19 spread is high allows us to take action to protect one another.
Yes. If you don’t have health insurance:
Rapid Point-of-Care tests:
Some employers may choose to set up COVID-19 testing. This testing is part of their efforts to protect employees. Please reach out to your employer if you want to learn more about testing at your workplace with Keystone Laboratories Inc.
Test result times vary:
When you get tested, talk with the provider or a Keystone Laboratories Inc. representative about how long it will take to get your results.
If you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19, stay home and avoid others.
If you do not have symptoms and were not exposed, you do not need to stay home unless your employer or a health provider told you to do so.
Visit the NC DHHS Page for What to Do If You Feel Sick page for more information.
Follow current CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines if:
You can resume regular activities if:
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