COVID-19 Antibody Test
We have now been approved to provide Covid19 testing with the more advanced blood draw antibody IgG and IgM testing. Antibody testing (also referred to as serological testing) is a blood test that can detect if you were previously infected with COVID-19. The presence of specific antibodies suggests that you have been exposed and your body developed the blood proteins needed to fight the infection.
IgM (which develop early on in an infection) and IgG (which are more likely to be detected after you’ve recovered). IgG test results require blood to be drawn and need to be sent to a lab. Our lab will have the IgG tests results with in 1-2 days.
Please Note: The antibody test may not be able to show current presence of the virus (like you might experience with a nasal or throat swab test) because it can take 1-3 weeks to develop antibodies after symptoms occur.