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COVID-19 lgG & IgM ANTIBODIES

COVID-19 lgG & IgM Antibodies Blood Draw





The COVID-19 Antibodies is a serological test that detects human antibodies (proteins belonging to the immunoglobulin class), IgG & IgM. This test is done by a traditional blood draw.

 

Who can get tested?

This test is for individuals who would like to know if they have had past exposure to Covid-19. If you are actively sick or have symptoms this test is not for you.

How can I get tested?

After you complete our digital intake form, a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant will contact you for a consultation. After the consultation, the provider may order an antibody test and or nasal swab as medically necessary based on symptoms, risk factors, and likelihood of exposure. 

 

What is Antibody IgM?

Upon infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the patient’s immune system tries to fight the virus by producing blood circulating molecules known as antibodies. IgM is a class of antibodies that appear 3-5 days after infection. 

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What is Antibody IgG? 

 

Upon infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the patient’s immune system tries to fight the virus by producing blood circulating molecules known as antibodies. IgG is a second class of antibodies that appears around 21 days after infection and remains in your system for months if not longer. 

 

Is your test an at-home test?  

 

No. If a test is ordered after your consultation, a licensed medical professional from a network of service providers will arrive to obtain your specimen. The specimen is transported to CLIA certified lab that is CAP accredited. Testing processes and results are conducted and provided by a 3rd party laboratory. 

 

What is the clinical specificity of this test?

 

97.50% 

 

What is the clinical sensitivity of this test?

 

89.89% 

 

If a patient shows the presence of antibodies, does this mean they cannot become infected with the virus in the future? 

 

The strength of each person’s immune system varies. It is thought that a person may develop immune defense once they develop IgG antibodies. We are not certain at this time because we lack data from controlled tests and studies. 

 

Is the testing method authorized by the FDA? 

 

The Antobodies Test IgG & IgM are run on a fully automated chemiluminescence analyzer. These tests are being conducted under FDA guidelines in a CLIA Certified Lab. The Diazyme serological test notification is now listed on FDA’s website under “FAQs on Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2”  

 

How long are the antibodies present in your system?

 

It is projected that the antibodies will remain present in your system for a significant amount of time. However, the exact time is not currently known.

 

What do I need to do to prepare for the test?

 

  • Drink water ahead of time. 
  • Food and beverages do not affect the results.
  • Take a shower 20 minutes before the test. 
  • Have your mouth and nose covered with a mask or scarf.

 

How long will it take to receive results? 

 

We expect to get the results in 24-72 hours from when the lab receives the specimen. 

 

How do I receive my results?

 

Depending on the outcome of your test, your provider will call you or send you your results digitally.  

 

Does The Cure IV accept insurance or HSA for this testing? 

 

Not at this time.

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FDA Required Notice: 

 
  • This test has not been reviewed by the FDA. For use in clinical laboratories by health care professionals following FDA guidance “Policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) during the Public Health Emergency”.
  • 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 assay 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.
  • Not for the screening of donated blood https://www.fda.gov/media/135659/download

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