COVID-19 Antibody Testing 

 

Tringali Vibrant Health has partnered with Access Labs to provide COVID-19 Antibody Testing, which has been listed by the FDA (1).

Antibody tests – also known as serological tests – may have the potential to play a role in resuming normal activities. Results from these tests can help identify who has been infected and developed antibodies that may protect from future infection as well as identify those still at risk. Results can also help inform who may qualify to donate blood that can be used to manufacture convalescent plasma, an investigational product for use with those who are seriously ill from COVID-19.

As part of our commitment to you during COVID-19 we are offering this important testing to our community.

Tringali Vibrant Health is offering COVID-10 antibody tests to asymptomatic (not exhibiting any signs or symptoms of active infection) patients only. See below for more details.

Book a COVID-19 Antibody Test Today: 

561-283-1166

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Questions:

 

Who Can Get the COVID-19 Antibody Test?

We are offering COVID-10 antibody tests to asymptomatic (not exhibiting any signs or symptoms of active infection) patients only.

If you have mild cough or runny nose or you are still recovering – we have to wait until you recover completely and are asymptomatic for 14 days in order to test.

We cannot accommodate any sick visits for the COVID-19 antibody test.

How long does it take to develop the IgG & IgM antibodies after exposure to the Coronavirus?

IgM as early as 3-5 days. IgG as early as 3-4 weeks post infection.

What does a positive IgG result mean?

Most likely the individual was exposed at least 3 – 4 weeks prior to testing.

What does a positive IgM result mean?

IgM is the body’s first line of defense against a foreign antigen, so the individual was recently exposed to an infection (as early as 3-5 days)

If your IgM comes back positive, you will be scheduled for a mandatory 15 min phone call consultation with dr. Gandhi to discuss your results.

If neither are positive, does this mean the patient was never exposed?

No, only the Real Time RT-PCR,DNA, swab test is a current indicator searching for the presence of SARS-CoV-2. This test will not indicate if you are asymptomatic and currently infected with COVID-19.

How is the Antibodies (Blood) test different from the Rt-qPCR,DNA (Swab) test?

The COVID-19 swab test (RT-qPCR,DNA) determines if an individual is infected with SARS-CoV-2 and considered to be able to transmit the disease (a positive test) or is negative for the virus. This test cannot tell whether a person has some immunity from past infection or has yet to be exposed and is still in danger.

The IgG & IgM antibodies test is based on the quantitative detection of IgM and IgG that are specifically generated by the body in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. This can be used to determine recent & past exposure.

If a patient shows the presence of the antibodies, does this mean they cannot become infected with the virus in the future?

If the IgG is positive, there is a good chance the individual’s body built a defense against the virus.

How long will it take to receive results?

24-48 hours

Is this an at home test?

No, this requires your blood to be drawn by a healthcare professional and will be tested at our affiliated CLIA certified High Complexity Lab.

What is the test methodology for COVID-19 IgG & IgM Antibody Testing?

Our IgG & IgM testing is performed in our CLIA High Complexity specialty lab on dedicated, automated instrumentation which is listed with the FDA.

Should I wear a mask to my appointment?

Yes, we recommend that all Tringali Vibrant Health patients wear masks to comply with CDC reccomendations.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, COVID-19 Antibody Testing requires a blood draw and will need to be scheduled.

However, if you are already in our office for different reasons, we can offer you to get this test done at the time of your IV therapy, Ozone Sauna Treatment, or consultation.

Book a COVID-19 Antibody Test Today: 

561-283-1166

Elizabeth Tringali, PA-C & Kunal P. Gandhi, M.D.

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