applya is here to help your organization resume business operations as our country begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to making sure your business is properly supplied to operate safely, there are other things to take into consideration, such as whether you need to implement a policy for having your employees regularly tested, or even having antibody tests conducted. But what is the purpose of the COVID-19 antibody test, and who should get one?
Antibody testing is typically done after an individual has fully recovered from COVID-19. This blood test determines whether the body has developed antibodies against the virus, and these antibodies could provide some immunity against future infections with this virus. There is currently not enough evidence to know whether the presence of antibodies can prevent a re-infection or how long this immunity lasts, but studies are ongoing.
While the benefits of an individual having COVID-19 antibodies are currently unknown, they can be beneficial to others who are fighting the virus. Those who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies can donate plasma, which can help those who are sick to better fight the virus.
If your organization is looking for a way to help your community combat the COVID-19 pandemic, consider hosting a blood drive where participants can be tested for the antibodies. Not only will you be helping by encouraging patrons to donate life-saving blood, but those patrons could find out that they are eligible to help those battling the virus by donating their plasma. When your business is ready to begin reopening, contact applya for your wholesale COVID supplies. Read on to part II of this blog to learn about the types of testing that can be done to check for COVID-19 antibodies.