COVID-19 lab antibody TESTING
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What is the COVID-19 IgG and IgM Detection Blood Antibody test?
The test is designed to detect antibodies (also known as immunoglobulins) against the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system in response to an infection and are specific to that particular infection. Your serum specimen obtained from the blood draw will be tested for both immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM).
IgM antibodies is usually the first antibody produced by the immune system when a virus attacks. A positive IgM test indicates that you may have been infected and that your immune system has started responding to the virus. When IgM is detected you may still be infected or you may have recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection.
It also detects IgG antibodies that develop in most patients within seven to 10 days after symptoms of COVID-19 begin. IgG antibodies remain in the blood after an infection has passed. These antibodies indicate that you may have had COVID-19 in the recent past and have developed antibodies that may protect you from future infection. It is unknown at this point how much protection antibodies might provide against another infection of COVID-19.
Do you have antibodies for the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2) virus?
- Specimens are collected from a simple blood draw.
- TestSource Lab is proud to offer serum blood tests that are provided by Boston Heart Diagnostics, a highly complex reference lab.
- Positive results are assigned numerically Quantitative results, not just simple "pass or fail" results.
- Results are typically ready within 2 - 4 business days.
- You must be symptom-free for 10 - 14 days in order for antibodies to appear and TestSource Lab can draw your blood.
Cost for Lab Antibody testing: $135 - HSA's, Credit Cards, Debit Cards or Cash are Accepted
- TestSource Lab's hours for COVID-19 testing are from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday
- You must wear a mask while your blood is being drawn so please bring your own in.
- Feel free to call or email us, more information found in the Contact Us form.
- This test is not the PCR or antigen test to find out whether you are currently sick from the COVID-19 virus.
- Do not come in for testing if you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms! Contact the Health & Community Services Department at (269) 373-5200, your physician or a hospital.
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