MILWAUKEE — A new lab test shows if your COVID-19 vaccine is doing its job.
Lab test locations across the U.S., and right here in Wisconsin, are offering a way to see if your COVID-19 vaccine is effective. This new test works with a simple blood draw. It takes less than 15 minutes, and within a day or two, you can see if your COVID-19 vaccine is protecting you.
With an FDA emergency use approval, Any Lab Test Now is offering a test to see if your COVID-19 vaccine works. Ann Brensel is a phlebotomist for the last five years with Any Lab Test Now. She’s taking blood tests from customers for the "test my shot" test.
“I know for me, I have some family members who are high risk, and this would be something that I think would give a little peace of mind to them to know they have those antibodies and aren’t at high risk,” Any Lab Test Now Phlebotomist, Ann Brensel said.
The test looks for a spike in protein antibodies created by the COVID-19 vaccines.
Anyone who is vaccinated can take the test two weeks after their final dose.
For Any Lab Test Now owner, Pat Goldammer, he said he’s glad to provide a sense of relief to customers.
“If you’re interested to see your immune response to your vaccine. You can come in here right off the street. We have a physician on staff who can do the order. I think it’s very beneficial for people who are unsure or nervous to know that they are ok,” Any Lab Test Now owner, Pat Goldammer said.
All they need is a vial of blood, and within a day or two, you can see if your vaccine is protecting you the way it should.