COVID IgG/IgM Antibody Test
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. This one is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans that cause mild illness. COVID-19 seems to spread easily and sustainably in the community. Coronaviruses are spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
Information about the Test
This test is detects antibodies towards the COVID-19 virus. This test does not detect the presence of the coronavirus itself. It shows whether the immune system has created antibodies to fight it.
We are measuring the IgG antibody towards the virus which appears about 14 days after the patient is exposed to the virus and then lasts multiple months afterwards (please see figure).
Combining our PCR blood test with this antibody test will enable health care workers to detect who currently has the virus and those that were exposed previously.
Serum test: Serum from venous blood draw in red top tub. Sample volume is 0.5 mL. Ship at room temperature.
Can I order this test for family members?
Currently only healthcare practitioners can order this test. But, it will soon be available in Direct Access Test states.
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How long will it take for results to be available?
Results will be available 48-72 hours after the sample reaches the laboratory.
What does a positive coronavirus antibody test result mean for someone in terms of immunity?
The short answer is we don’t know.
It may mean someone has full immunity or partial immunity or no immunity at all. Some antibodies decrease over time, so you might be immune for six months to a year, and then maybe not at all later on. Or, it might be like a tetanus immunization, where if you get it once, you’re most likely immune the rest of your life. There’s just no way to give definitive answers right now.
This test has not been reviewed by the FDA.
Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 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 to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection or to inform infection status.
Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Realtime lab. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
At Home Test Kit
Testing is simple, only requiring a small amount of dust or material from your AC or heater filters. Instructions are included with each mold test kit.
Cost of Shipping Included
No surprises or hidden fees. Each mold kit comes with pre-addressed, pre-paid return packaging to help facilitate a smooth turnaround.
Fast Test Results
Within 10 business days you will receive your mold and mycotoxin test results and have the answers you need without visiting the office.