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i am requesting to obtain a referral for a covid-19 anti-body test. i have been advised i need surgery for hip dysplasia and would be grateful for this information before going into surgery. ?

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Dr. Vera Barnard
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Wrong test: The surgeon will refer you for a COVID-19 PCR test to detect if you are COVID-19 free before admitting you to hospital. Anti-body tests are not indicated, as anti-bodies only develop a while after you have contracted the virus. If you have no anti-bodies, it does not mean you do not have the virus.

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