COVID-19 ( Coronavirus) ANTIBODY TEST
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
ARCpoint Labs of Tampa
Secondary phone: 813-567-9877