Bridge City Family Medical Clinic

COVID-19 Testing

Primary Care, Mental Health & Wellness serving Portland, OR

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing Services offered in Portland, OR

If you want to confirm you have the antibodies that protect you from COVID-19 complications, you can schedule COVID-19 testing at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic. The experienced medical team provides COVID-19 antibody tests in-office for adults and children. They can confirm previous exposure to the virus or check that you have protective antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination. Call the Portland, Oregon, office to schedule COVID-19 testing or book a consultation online today. 

COVID-19 Testing Q&A

What is COVID-19 testing?

COVID-19 testing is a diagnostic procedure to identify an active COVID-19 infection or to confirm previous exposure to the virus.

Bridge City Family Medical Clinic offers COVID-19 antibody testing to support the health of the community. The medical providers can test adults and children during a simple, in-office blood test.

Why would I need COVID-19 testing?

The COVID-19 testing available at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic might be an option for you if you want to confirm previous exposure to the COVID-19 virus, have already tested positive for COVID-19 and want to confirm detectable antibodies, or to confirm you have antibodies after a COVID-19 vaccine.

The antibody test will not detect a current viral infection that may contribute to fever, cough, and other COVID-19 symptoms.  

You should not schedule COVID-19 antibody testing if you currently feel sick, have a fever within the last 24 hours, or if you know you have been exposed to the virus in the last two weeks.

If you’re not sure you need COVID-19 antibody testing, you can contact the staff to learn more about the testing benefits. 

What can I expect during COVID-19 testing?

COVID-19 antibody testing involves bloodwork to check for antibodies that your immune system produces after an infection. At your appointment, the Bridge City Family Medical Clinic team draws a sample of your blood.

A positive antibody test might mean that you previously had a COVID-19 infection, even if you didn’t experience symptoms. Positive results can also indicate that your blood shows the presence of antibodies after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Antibody testing can also produce false negative results if you take the test too soon after vaccination or an active COVID-19 exposure. Those with a weak immune system may also get inaccurate results from an antibody test.

The medical team reviews your COVID-19 test results with you when they become available. They can recommend any steps you need to take to protect yourself from an infection, especially if you have underlying health issues that affect the function of your immune system.

Call Bridge City Family Medical Clinic to schedule COVID-19 testing or book a consultation online today.