COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST

Simple serology POC test for COVID-19

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COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Test

Serology (blood) tests detect antibodies to certain foreign substances in a person’s body. This test looks for the specific antibodies for the SARS CoV2 virus that is known to cause COVID-19 disease by using SARS-COV2 antigen coated particles. Antibody tests are an effective way to evaluate immunity. In this case, it can detect immunity to COVID-19 disease.

Because our knowledge of COVID-9 immunity is still evolving, the following recommendations are conservative estimates for patient behavior after testing and are modeled after SARS-CoV comparison research and H1N1 Antibody distributions. These diseases were used for modeling due to similar pathogenesis and persistent antibodies/immunity status for several years after exposure or vaccination. They are not a guarantee of immunity and these behavioral concepts are only examples, for informational purposes only. These results do not replace an evaluation from a qualified Physician.

* Please note that all antibody tests should be performed on completely asymptomatic individuals – conservatively at least seven days since last symptom or if never symptomatic. If test is performed earlier than that, the clinical reliability may be compromised. It is best to be at least 7 days since the last symptom or never symptomatic.

Cost: $85 due at time of service.
Cash and all major credit cards accepted. Currently HSA and personal checks are not acceptable.
NEGATIVE IgG, NEGATIVE IgM (Two possibilities):
  • Patient has never encountered COVID-19, and is healthy, but susceptible. Continue social distancing protocols.

  • Early latent infection – too early for antibody detection. Continue social distancing for approximately two weeks prior to repeat testing.
NEGATIVE IgG, POSITIVE IgM:
  • Early states of antibody response. Possible virus carrier and possible COVID-19 positive. Suggest social distancing for approximately 5-7 days. Confirmatory PCR test is recommended.
POSITIVE IgG, POSITIVE IgM:
  • Recent infection. Suggests functional immunity. Result shows protection from the virus, however confirmatory PCR test is recommended.
POSITIVE IgG, NEGATIVE IgM:
  • Past infection. Suggests functional immunity from the virus. A PCR test may be indicated if there is a concern and symptoms that may indicate ongoing infection.

The test is being run by or under the supervision of California licensed Clinical Lab Scientists under Cytogen Laboratory’s high complexity CLIA certification and accreditation under COLA. The test has been fast tracked under the Emergency Authorization Use (EAU) and is believed to be a valid way to detect potential immunity. CMS direction states all serology tests with or without an EUA be run by a moderate or high complexity medical laboratory.

The test methodology is for detection of antibodies that reflect immunity only. It is not to be used as the sole criteria for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV2. Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV2 infection, especially those who have been exposed to the virus. Follow-up testing with a molecular method should be considered to rule out infection in those individuals.

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COVID-19 Antibody Test

FAQs

What is the COVID-19 antibody test?

The COVID-19 antibody test is an effective way to evaluate immunity to COVID-19. It does NOT diagnose COVID-19. While the COVID-19 RNA Viral Test will determine the presence of the virus, the COVID-19 Antibody Test only detects the presence of viral exposure and shows immunity. As such, it can be an identifier test, as well as, a return to duty test to clear sick workers. If a person has immunity, he/she is safe from getting or spreading the virus. They have protection.

Who should be tested?

The COVID-19 Antibody Test should be performed on individuals with no symptoms at all-conservatively, at least seven days since last symptom or never symptomatic. If the test is performed earlier than that, the clinical reliability may be compromised.

How is the test administered?

This test is considered a point of care test (POCT) and is administered through a simple finger prick. Results for the COVID-19 Antibody Test only takes about 15 minutes.

What do the results tell me?

Positive or Negative IgG/IgM results can indicate recent or past infection and potential immunity, giving you or your employer information about how safe it is for you to return to work. It also aides the Centers for Disease Control in determining societal immunity

How much does the COVID-19 Rapid test cost?

$85 due at time of service. Cash and all major credit cards accepted. No checks please. 

What payment methods are accepted?

Cash and all major credit cards are accepted. Currently HSA and personal checks are not acceptable. 

How to schedule an appointment?

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THE FOLLOWING ARE DISCLAIMERS REQUIRED BY THE FDA UNDER EUA GUIDELINES:
  • This test has not been reviewed by the FDA.
  • Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV2 infection, particularly in those who have been in contact with the virus. Follow-up testing with a molecular diagnostic should be considered to rule out infection in these individuals.
  • Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis or diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV2 infection or to inform infection status.
  • Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV2 corona virus strains, such as HKU1, NL63, OC43 or 229E.
  • Not for the screening of donated blood