The COVID-19 IgG/IgM Antibody Test is a 15 minute instant point-of-care test device for the qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibodies specific to 2019-nCoV in human whole blood performed by a finger prick.
|Negative||Negative||Indicates no infection (Within parameters of the false negative rate)|
|Negative||Positive||Indicates a previous infection|
Patients with no symptoms: The cost of the antibody test is not covered by insurance or the government if there are no symptoms. The cost below includes the test, supplies, and PPE.
What is a RT-PCR and how does it work? This test uses a sample of mucus typically taken from a person's nose or throat. It looks for the genetic material of the coronavirus. The test uses a technology called RT-PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), which greatly amplifies the viral genetic material if it is present. That material is detectable when a person is actively infected.
Is it accurate and how quick can I get my results? RT-PCR is the gold standard for testing resulting with the highest accuracy. However, a few days may pass before the virus starts replicating in the throat and nose, so the test won't identify someone who has recently been infected. And swabs can sometimes fail to pick up signs of active infection. Wait times were longer earlier in the pandemic because of a testing backlog but our test are taking between 3 to 4 days.
* Supplies are limited, orders will be on a first come basis.