Frequently Asked Questions on Covid-19 testing

Covid-19 Antibody Testing

What is a Covid-19 serological test?

Serological tests can be used by scientists to measure the antibody response of an individual who can help you determine if someone is infected with the virus COVID-19 in the past. These tests might be of interest to an individual if they had not carried out a PCR test when he suffered from symptoms in the past or to determine if someone has had an infection asymptotic. Although many clinics and private laboratories provide serological tests, these are not generally used by the travel or the target locations concerned about the current health of someone and if you have been infected by the virus.

What is the difference between qualitative test, quantitative and semi-quantitative?

In relation to infection by Coronavirus, a qualitative test determines the "if" while quantitative tests and semi-quantitative answer to the question "what?" By measuring the level of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a patient's blood sample, the quantitative tests and semi-quantitative give a more definitive answer on the body's immune response to the virus.

Where can I get a serological test to detect Coronavirus antibodies in Italy?

If you want to do a private test, you can find a laboratory that offers this service. On faiuntestevai.it we have over 4,000 centres throughout Italy offering different types of Covid-19 tests including Antibody tests.

Stay home and call your doctor: if you think you have been exposed to coronavirus and develop a fever & any symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.