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.