COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Tests are now available at Prana Health. The antibody tests check for two different antibodies. IgM antibodies are elevated to indicate a recent infection with The COVID-19 and start increasing in a few days to few weeks and disappear in about 4-6 weeks. IgG antibodies take a few weeks to appear and are detectable for months to years. Antibody tests are very different from molecular testing (swab). The latter are positive with active infection with Sars Cov-2 (window view), while presence of antibodies indicates a past infection (rear view). If you have active symptoms, the antibody test may be falsely negative. Similarly, if your symptoms have subsided, the swab test may be negative. Antibodies indicate a level of immunity, but it is not clear how much protection they confer from future infection. Positive antibody test is not an immunity passport but provides an added layer of security, especially if you are considering reopening your business.
The Covid-19 Rapid Antibody Test is conducted by pricking your finger with a lancet device, similar to testing blood glucose.
After the small sample of your blood is collected, we will have your results in 15 minutes.
If you are coming in for a rapid Antibody Test to detect Coronavirus infection, also known as Covid 19 or SARS-Cov-2, please read the following statement.
The Standard Q COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test is being marketed in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) recent guidance, titled “Policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease-2019 during the Public Health Emergency,” which was issued on March 16, 2020. FDA issued this guidance to help accelerate the availability of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic tests developed by laboratories and commercial manufacturers during the public health emergency.
• This test has not been reviewed by the FDA;
• Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection, particularly in those who have been in contact with the virus. Follow-up testing with a molecular diagnostic should be considered to rule out infection in these individuals. Negative test results should be viewed cautiously, especially for individuals in higher-risk groups like healthcare workers.
• Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection or to inform infection status;
• Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E, or past or present infection with SARS virus (no. 6). Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on the test results along with medical history, and your symptoms.
• Not for screening of donated blood.
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