COVID-19Antibody Testing

Have you been exposed to COVID-19? Are you immune to the virus?

Find out with an Antibody Test at ARCpoint Labs!
Antibody testing in COVID-19 is different from viral RNA testing. Instead of showing who is currentlyill, antibody testing gives essential information about who was ill in the past and has recovered. Emerging research suggests that specialized white blood cells (antibodies) made to combat COVID-19 may persist for years, making recovered people non-infectious to others and non-susceptible to becoming ill again.

Who Should Be Tested?

  • The COVID-19 Antibodies is a serological test that detects human antibodies (proteins belonging to the immunoglobulin class), IgG & IgM. This test is designed to complement Real Time RT-PCR in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2. We are currently performing the COVID-19 Antibodies IgG & IgM on automated instrumentation following FDA guidelines. Results within 24 hours to 72 hours
  • Employers who would like to see what portion of their workforce is potentially immune/non-infectious.
  • What is an IgM and what is an 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. IgM is a class of antibodies that appears early after an infection (as early as 3-5 days).
  • IgM is the body’s first line of defense against a foreign antigen. IgG is another class of antibodies that appears later and gradually replaces the IgM antibodies.
  • Usually, IgG antibodies appear in the blood circulation within 3-4 weeks after initial infection. The presence of SARS-CoV-2-specific IgM and/or IgG antibodies in the blood of a patient is a strong indication that the patient has been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

These tests can be performed on-site at your business or at our labs, in order to provide the safest, most comfortable environment for everyone involved.

 

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FAQs

The COVID-19 Antibodies is a serological test that detects human antibodies (proteins belonging to the immunoglobulin class), IgG & IgM. This test is designed to complement Real Time RT-PCR in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2. We are  performing the COVID-19 Antibodies IgG & IgM on automated instrumentation following FDA guidelines. Results within 48 to72 hrs

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 site.

Chemiluminescense ImmunoAssay

What is an IgM and what is an 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. IgM is a class of antibodies that appears early after an infection (as early as 3-5 days).

IgM is the body’s first line of defense against a foreign antigen. IgG is another class of antibodies that appears later and gradually replaces the IgM antibodies.

Usually, IgG antibodies appear in the blood circulation within 3-4 weeks after initial infection. The presence of SARS-CoV-2-specific IgM and/or IgG antibodies in the blood of a patient is a strong indication that the patient has been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Important Information- Top 10 FAQ

1.   How long does it take to develop the IgG & IgM antibodies after exposure to the Coronavirus?

A.IgM as early as 3-5 days. IgG as early as 3-4 weeks post infection.

2.What does a positive IgG result mean?

A. Most likely the individual was exposed at least 3 – 4 weeks prior to testing.

3.What does a positive IgM result mean?

A. IgM is the body’s first line of defense against a foreign antigen, so the individual was recently exposed to an infection (as early as 3-5 days)

4.If neither are positive, does this mean the patient was never exposed?

A. No, only the Real Time RT-PCR,DNA, swab test is a current indicator searching for the presence of SARS-CoV-2.

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

A. If the IgG is positive, there is a good chance the individual’s body built a defense against the virus.

6.How long will it take to receive results?

A. Within 24hrs to 72hrs

7.Is this an at home test?

A. No, this requires a venipuncture by a healthcare professional and will be tested in our CLIA certified High Complexity Lab.

8.Can a mobile phlebotomist be sent to my patients for this test?

A.   Yes


9.What are the accepted specimen requirements, stability, shipping protocols?

A.Serum in an SST tube. Spin tube after 15min of draw. Ship ambient and it is stable for 48hrs.

10.What is the test methodology for COVID-19 IgG & IgM Antibody Testing?

A.Chemiluminescense ImmunoAssay

COVID-19 Antibody Test Consent Form