At Corridor Primary Care we and our friendly staff offer all aspects of internal medicine services:
- Annual Exams
- Sick diagnosis and treatment
Onsite diagnosis Testing including:
- Pulmonary function
- Woman's health
- Menopause management
- Skin biopsy
- Lesion removal
What is an Internal Medicine physician?
Internists are equipped to handle the broad spectrum of illnesses that affect adults. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic illness, and in health promotion and disease prevention-they are not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system.
Their extensive training qualifies them to practice internal medicine, and may be referred to by several terms, including "internists" or "doctors of internal medicine." Most importantly, they are considered "doctors for adults"
COVD-19 Antibody Testing FAQs
Should I get a COVID-19 test for antibodies?
Maybe. You should consider getting tested if you have experienced any of these situations:
You were diagnosed with COVID-19 yourself and are fully recovered for at least 14
You have taken care of a person ill with COVID-19, or lived in the same home or
facility, and they have been fully recovered for at least 14 days.
You were ill with an undiagnosed febrile illness at least 3 weeks ago and are fully
My test is Positive; antibodies were found in my blood. What does that mean?
A positive test result could mean either of the following things:
You were exposed to COVID-19 at least 3 weeks ago. You may or may not have immunity; OR
The test is inaccurate and you have a "false positive" result. There is no guarantee that
you are safe for others or that you will not get it again.
My test is Negative; no antibodies were found in my blood. What does that mean?
A negative test could mean any of the following things:
You have not been exposed to COVID-19; OR
You were exposed in the past but enough time has passed for the antibodies to fade; OR
You have been exposed sometime within the past 3 weeks and not enough time has
passed for the antibodies to grow; OR
The test is inaccurate and you have a "false negative" result.
Can I change what I am doing for protection as a result of the test?
Unfortunately, not yet. There is still a lot we do not know.
We don’t know if antibodies will provide immunity; not all viruses behave this way.
If they do, we don’t know how many antibodies people need to have immunity.
We don’t know how long the antibodies will last in someone’s body.
We don’t know how accurate a lot of the tests are. They are available under an
Emergency FDA authorization only and haven’t been fully proven.
No matter what your result, you should continue to protect yourself and other people around you by
using the recommended protection measures of good handwashing, wearing a good filtering mask, keeping 6 feet away from others, and avoiding high-risk places where many people gather closely together.
If you are interested in being tested for COVID-19 antibodies, please schedule an office visit or Telemedicine visit with your provider.