COVID-19 antigen and rapid antibody testing

Learn about testing in your school clinic and how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your school.

Prevent the spread, get tested

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, your first step is to self-quarantine. It may take 5 days before symptoms begin to show. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please schedule a telemedicine visit or with your PCP.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
Antigen vs. antibody what's the difference?

Your school nurse will perform two tests, an antigen, and antibody test. The antibody test will give you results in 10-15 minutes whereas the antigen test results typically take 5-7 business days.

Antigen COVID-19 Test

Performed via nasal swab and used to screen individuals infected with the virus.

Antibody COVID-19 Test

Performed via finger stick and detects the presence of proteins produced by the body in response to a previous infection.

What if I test positive?

Anyone with a positive test result will be sent home to quarantine for 10 days. You may return to school once 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms have improved.

Prevention Tips

WEAR A MASK

Masks should be worn by everyone while on the school campus. Wear your mask in both indoor and outdoor public places.

STAY 6FT APART

Practice proper social distancing by staying 6ft apart from others in both indoor and outdoor public places.

WASH YOUR HANDS

Wet your hands with water, lather with soap for 20 seconds (sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice), rinse and dry.

COVID-19 Testing

Rapid COVID-19 Antibody testing now available with results in 10-15 minutes. We also offer the Molecular COVID-19 nasal swab with results in 5-7 business days. Check with your school clinic for details.

Clinical Support Team

If you would like to learn more about state-mandated screenings, including sports physicals, contact our Director of Nursing.

TeShawn Ash, FNP-C
tash@lahclinics.com