COVID-19 Lab Based TEST (Antibody Immunoassay)

The COVID-19 Antibody Immunoassay is a blood test that is designed to detect the human antibodies lgG & lgM.
Upon infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the patient's immune system fights the virus by producing specialized immune cells known as antibodies. The two major types of antibodies employed in the fight against viruses of this type are IgM and IgG.

• lgM is a class of antibody that appears early after an infection (as early as 3-5 days). lgM is the body's first line of defense against a foreign invader.
• lgG is another class of antibody that appears later and gradually replaces the lgM antibodies. Typically, lgG antibodies appear in the blood circulation within 2-4 weeks after initial infection.

The presence of SARS-CoV-2-specific lgM and/or lgG antibodies is a strong indication that the patient has been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and may suggest non-susceptibility in the future/functional immunity

Antibody IgG Test

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  • Test Name: COVID-19 Antibody IgG Test

  • Specimen: Serum

  • Temperature: Ambient

  • Turn Around T/A: 48 Hours to 72 hours

  • Method: Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

  • Detection of Antibodies: IgG

  • Test Type: SARS-CoV-2 Serology LAB BASED

  • Insurance CPT Code: 86769

Antibody IgG and IgM Test

$198.94 Make Appointment

  • Test Name: COVID-19 Antibody IgG and IgM Test

  • Specimen: Serum

  • Temperature: Ambient

  • Turn Around T/A: 48 Hours to 72 hours

  • Method: Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

  • Detection of Antibodies: IgG and IgM

  • Test Type: SARS-CoV-2 Serology LAB BASED

  • Insurance CPT Code: 86769

COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST, IgG & IgM by BLOOD Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

FAQ for COVID-19 Antibodies Lab Based TEST

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

lgM is the body's first line of defense against a foreign antigen. lgG is another class of antibodies that appears later and gradually replaces the lgM antibodies.

Usually, lgG antibodies appear in the blood circulation within 3-4 weeks after initial infection. The presence of SARS-CoV-2-specific lgM and/or lgG antibodies in the blood of a patient is a strong indication that the patient has been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
How long does it take to develop the lgG & lgM antibodies after exposure to the Coronavirus?
lgM as early as 3-5 days. lgG as early as 3-4 weeks post infection.
What does a positive lgG result mean?
Most likely the individual was exposed at least 3 - 4 weeks prior to testing.
What does a positive lgM result mean?
lgM 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)
If neither are positive, does this mean the patient was never exposed?
No, only the Real Time RT-PCR,DNA, swab test is a current indicator searching for the presence of SARS-CoV-2.
If a patient shows the presence of the antibodies, does this mean they cannot become infected with the virus in the future?
If the lgG is positive, there is a good chance the individuals body built a defense against the virus.
How long will it take to receive results?
Within 24hrs
Who can order this test?
Physicians or Patients that will have their blood drawn by a healthcare professional.
How do I order COVID-19 lgG & lgM antibody testing?
Log into your online account, create a new requisition on your patient and use order code #Cl 9P. Ship the blood to us using our transport boxes.
Can I send my patients to a draw site to be collected for this test?
Yes
Can a mobile phlebotomist be sent to my patients for this test?
Yes
What are the accepted specimen requirements, stability, shipping protocols?
Serum in an SSTtube. Spin tube after 15min of draw. Ship ambient and it is stable for 48hrs.
What is the test methodology for COVID-19 lgG & lgM AntibodyTesting?
Chemiluminescense lmmunoAssay
How is your test different from other rapid at-home antibody tests?
This is not an"at home test''. This test is performed at a CUA certified lab that is CAP accredited.
What is the clinical specificity of this test?
97.50%
What is the clinical sensitivity of this test?
89.89%
Is the testing method authorized by the FDA?
Our instrumentation is listed on the FDAs list of authorized instrumentation online and we follow their guidance
Does Access accept insurance for this testing?
No
Is this an at home test?
No, this requires a venipuncture by a healthcare professional and will be tested in our CUA certified High Complexity Lab

Antigen vs. Antibody Testing: What does each method offer?

Antigen Tests

An antigen is a molecule or structure present on the outside of a pathogen.
Antigen tests are typically used for early identification of an active infection in symptomatic patients.
These tests identify the virus through detection of nucleoproteins, similar to influenza tests
Viral antigens can often be detected in samples taken from nasal passages and from the throat.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using a test that detects the SARS-CoV-2 virus, such as one that checks respiratory samples, to test for active infection.1

Antibody Tests

Antibodies are proteins that the body’s white blood cells produce to fight infection, which may remain in the blood long after the infection clears.
Antibody tests identify active (IgM) or past (IgG) infections by looking for antibodies against the specific virus.
Antibody tests look for exposure to a pathogen resulting in the generation of an immune response, e.g. increase in IgG/IgM antibodies. The immune response may take days or weeks to show up in a serology assay post-exposure.
Antibodies are typically detected in blood samples; either whole blood or serum/plasma.
Antibody tests typically cannot diagnose the disease immediately after exposure, as antibodies may take 1-3 weeks to develop.1
A positive antibody test indicates that a person had an immune response to SARS-CoV-2 regardless of the presence of symptoms.2 Whether antibodies may indicate immunity to further infection is still being investigated by the healthcare community.

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Should I be Tested?

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 or you have had symptoms in the past, this is the test for you. You must be asymptomatic (free of symptoms) for at least seven (7) days prior to testing.

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