Now offering COVID-19 Antibody test kits
With the current pandemic of COVID-19 still climbing and a large portion of the world at an economic standstill, we are all working diligently to help improve the outcomes of those affected, slow the spread of the virus, and restart portions of the economy in a safe manner. To slow the spread we are now offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing.
COVID-19 antibody Test kits
COVID-19 Antibody Testing may have 2 crucial benefits for the world:
1. Utilizing antibodies from a patient who has recovered from the virus may provide a means of treatment.
2. Testing allows us to see who has recovered or been exposed to the virus and will not only allow early intervention, but may allow those who are positive to slowly return to the workforce.
IgM – which typically means an acute active infection is occurring
IgG – typically means a person has been exposed to COVID-19
Small portion of blood from your finger.
Available results in
The test only takes 10-minutes to reveal your results.
Who Should Get Tested?
We still have a long road ahead of us and need larger group studies until we have a clearer picture on the overall outcome of this Pandemic. If we have learned anything from this Pandemic, it is that we need to continue to act fast and look ahead to help beat COVID-19 together.
Testing for antibodies does just that! We want to continue to be on the forefront of this pandemic and continue to help flatten the curve and improve the outcomes.
With that being said, everyone should undergo antibody testing due to the large variation of symptomatic presentations. Some people are completely asymptomatic.
This will give us a better statistical analysis of cases and potentially improve the outcome for those infected. Purchase your test today and help us flatten the curve.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing FAQ
What is COVID-19?
“Coronavirus Disease 2019” (referred to widely as COVID-19, or coronavirus) is the respiratory disease caused by the “SARS-CoV2” virus. It was recently identified in Wuhan, China, and has spread globally. There has been an increasing number of cases reported in the United States, and it has become a global public health emergency. As of March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19 as a pandemic.
How is COVID-19 Spread?
COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales, droplets containing the virus go into the air and onto surfaces and objects around them. Other people are exposed to the virus by breathing in these droplets or by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth after touching infected surfaces.
What is COVID-19 Antibody Testing?
SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after a person is exposed to the virus. The most common symptoms include:
- New or worsening cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Other symptoms may include:
- Body or muscle aches
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Flu-like symptoms
Cases of COVID-19 range from mild to severe. Most people have reported mild symptoms and in some cases don’t have any symptoms. More severe and fatal cases have been seen in older adults and those with weakened immune systems or underlying health issues (such as lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, kidney or liver disease, cancer, transplant, and AIDS). Recent data suggests that young adults may also be severely impacted. However, serious disease can also occur in younger adults.
How long will it take to get my results?
The test only takes 10-minutes to reveal your results
What antibodies are being tested?
- IgM – which typically means an acute active infection is occurring
- IgG – typically means a person has been exposed to COVID-19
How long do antibodies remain positive in someone after being exposed to COVID-19?
It is unclear on how long the antibodies will remain positive after exposure or recovery to the virus
How accurate is this test?
IgM – 93% Accuracy
IgG – 98.9% Accuracy
How is Antibody Testing different from Nasal Swab Testing?
Testing for antibodies can only show exposure and cannot test for active viral particles.
Nasal Swab testing test for viral particles specific for that virus. As a virus replicates we are able to test for an active infection, but not for antibody production.
What do I do if I get a positive result?
We ask that you notify our office immediately to discuss the next best steps.
Can I donate my plasma antibodies if I get a positive result?
At this time there are several large hospitals across the country testing a small number of patients with this therapeutic intervention. There are currently no protocols set on where or when you will be able to donate.
We will continue to notify you if this protocol changes.
How do I use my HSA/FHA benefits to pay for this COVID-19 Antibody Test?
Your purchase can be submitted for reimbursement through HSA/FSA benefits. As always, be sure to check with your specific HSA/FSA benefits coordinator for clarification on the specific requirements for reimbursement including usage, protocol, and qualifications.
I want to further boost my immune system, what can I do?
There are multiple things we offer in our office to help you strengthen your immune system. We’d love to discuss our different testing options as well as supplements that you can do in the meantime.
Ways to boost your immune system during
the COVID-19 Pandemic
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