COVID-19 Antibody Test

The COVID-19 antibody test is a SARS-CoV-2 serology test that checks COVID-19 IgG antibody levels.

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COVID-19 Antibody Test FAQ

What is the COVID-19 antibody test?

The COVID-19 test checks for a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G (IgG). If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, your body produces IgG antibodies as part of the immune response to the virus. This COVID-19 antibody test cannot tell you if you have an active infection. If you suspect you have COVID-19, follow up with your healthcare provider about getting additional testing.

Who should get this COVID-19 antibody test?

This COVID-19 test might be right for you if you:
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19, it has been at least 10 days since your diagnosis, and you want to know if you have IgG antibodies.
  • Have not had symptoms and have not had a known exposure to COVID-19 within the last 10 days but want to see if you have IgG antibodies.
  • Have had or suspect that you have had COVID-19 but have not experienced any new symptoms in the past 10 days. COVID-19 symptoms include cough, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and loss of smell or taste.
  • Have had or suspect that you have had COVID-19 but have not experienced a fever in the past 3 days.

Who should not get a COVID-19 antibody test?

The COVID-19 test may not be right for you if you:
  • Are feeling sick or have had a fever within the last 3 days.
  • Are trying to diagnose COVID-19
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 less than 10 days ago.
  • Were directly exposed to SARS-CoV-2 in the past 14 days.
  • Have a condition that weakens your immune system.

What will a COVID-19 antibody test tell me?

This COVID-19 test may help identify if you were exposed to the virus and, if so, whether or not your body has IgG antibodies against COVID-19. Although having antibodies usually gives immunity from further infection, there is not enough evidence at this time to suggest that people who have IgG antibodies are protected against future COVID-19 infections. Results from this test also will not provide any information on whether you can spread the virus to others. If you have questions about returning to work, contact your employer for guidance. Be sure to continue to follow federal, state, and local government guidance regarding social distancing and isolation.

Are there any limitations to COVID-19 antibody tests?

Getting a COVID-19 antibody test too soon after being infected may cause a false negative result. Additionally, some individuals who are infected with COVID-19 may not develop detectable levels of IgG antibodies, such as those with weakened immune systems due to a medical condition or certain medications. This COVID-19 test may detect IgG antibodies from previous exposure to coronaviruses other than COVID-19, which can cause a false positive result. There is not enough evidence at this time to suggest that people who have IgG antibodies are protected against future SARS-CoV-2 infections.

What guidance does the FDA provide regarding COVID-19 antibody testing?

COVID-19 antibody testing can play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19. It can help identify individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and have developed an immune response. Using antibody tests and clinical follow-up can also provide more information on immunity against COVID-19 for research and medical developments for the virus. Having antibodies usually gives immunity from further infection. However, there is not enough evidence at this time to suggest that people who have these antibodies are protected against future COVID-19 infection. Experience with other viruses suggests that individuals who have COVID-19 antibodies may be able to resume work and other daily activities in society, as long as they are recovered and not currently infected with the virus

How do I prepare for this COVID-19 blood test?

You do not need to do anything to prepare for this COVID-19 test. You do not need to fast or stop taking any medications before testing.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This COVID-19 Antibody Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Please note: The antibody tests and the molecular tests (together referred to as "tests") have not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on November 19, 2020

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COVID-19 Blood Test - More Information

When most people are referring to COVID-19 today, they are referring to the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that originated in Wuhan, China. While coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is novel, there are attributes about it that are somewhat understood. COVID-19 is thought to spread between people through respiratory droplets from direct contact or when shared between people approximately six feet apart. Following an infection, symptoms of COVID-19 can appear within two weeks and primarily consist of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Older adults, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions are also thought to be at higher risk.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Similar antibody tests, known as titer tests, including the hepatitis B titer, measles titer, mumps titer, rubella titer (collectively tested as the MMR titer), and varicella titer, are used in various clinical situations. Like these tests, this COVID-19 antibody test is performed through a simple blood draw. Once the blood is drawn, the specimen is analyzed to check whether COVID-19 antibodies are detectable in the blood.

COVID-19 Lab Test Near You

To get the COVID-19 Antibody Test, simply request the test online after confirming that you meet the criteria for testing. Assuming that you qualify for testing, you will need to have your blood drawn at a lab location affiliated with Accesa Labs. Your blood specimen will be processed at the lab and your results will be made available to you electronically as soon as they are ready.

COVID-19 Test - FAQ

For more information about this COVID-19 antibody test, please read our COVID-19 FAQ. Additional information is available through the FDA, CDC and PWNHealth websites.

If you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you are experiencing severe trouble breathing, continuous pain or pressure in your chest, feeling confused or having difficulty waking up, blue-colored lips or face, or any other emergency signs or symptoms, please seek immediate medical care.
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