This serology blood test identifies the presence of antibodies that indicate that a person had an immune response to COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2). A positive result to this antibody (IgG) test indicates that you may have had previous exposure to COVID-19 and your body has developed antibodies.
Although It may take up to 14 days after the onset of symptoms for antibodies to be developed within the body, 91% of people develop such antibodies within the first 8-13 days. Some people infected with COVID-19 will never exhibit symptoms but will have a detectable antibody response. While there is scientific belief that the presence of antibodies may provide immunity to future infections, data is still being gathered to state this conclusively.
This is an antibody test used to detect the presence of antibodies indicating a immune system response to a past COVID-19 infection, not to diagnose active infections. Please follow up with your primary care physician or a local hospital for a COVID-19 diagnostic test if you believe you may have an active infection or if you are currently feeling sick.
If you have felt feverish in the last 3 days or experienced any other COVID-19 symptoms such as loss of smell or taste, shortness of breath, dry cough, feeling weak or lethargic, lightheadedness or dizziness, vomiting or diarrhea, slurred speech, and/or seizures in the past 10 days, please do not enter the laboratory collection site. You may still place your order now, but wait until the aforementioned time frames have passed before arriving at the laboratory collection site. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 911.
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