But if Long Covid symptoms develop down the track, it becomes extremely difficult to get help without a previous positive test to get the ball rolling.
"It's that category of people that really will benefit from an antibody test because your body takes a while to generate anybodies, so it's not something that you do instantly.
Within the first few months of your infection is the best time to go and get an antibody test for prior infection.
With one in five people experiencing Long Covid symptoms three months after their infection, Brooks said people needed to take their health into their own hands.
"If something crops up down the line to do with your health and you didn't have Covid it's going to be important for our understanding of managing healthcare in general.
There are two different Covid-19 antibodies that can be detected by a blood test: one is the spike protein which shows if a person is vaccinated and the other, the nucleocapsid test.