LabCorp’s COVID-19 IgG antibody tests – available through StraightNutrition.com, your tele-healthcare provider. This IgG antibody test checks for a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G (IgG) (as if it is gone). Test results may help identify if you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 and, if so, whether or not your body has developed antibodies.
- COVID-19 IgG antibody testing, also known as serology testing, checks for a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G (IgG).
- If you have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, your body typically produces IgG antibodies as part of the immune response to the virus.
- It can take at least two weeks after exposure to develop antibodies.
- This type of COVID-19 test is for individuals who think they may have had COVID-19 and do not currently have symptoms.
- This test is not an at-home test.
This test does not tell you if you have an active COVID-19 infection. You can order and have your blood drawn at any labCorp for this IgG anti-body test.
This test can be ordered through StraightNutrition.com. You will receive your blood requisition via email. Order below.
Once the test order is placed, your antibody blood test is collected at any of the 2,000 convenient LabCorp patient service centers. Find your closest lab and make an appointment online at Labcorp.com
What should I expect when I take the test?
When you arrive at the LabCorp patient service center, a phlebotomist will take a blood sample. You do not need to do anything to prepare for the test.
This test may be right for you if you:
- Are not experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19; information about COVID-19 symptoms can be found on the CDC website.
- Have not experienced a fever in the past 3 days.
- Have had or suspect you have had COVID-19, but have not experienced any new symptoms in the past 10 days (these symptoms include loss of smell or taste, difficulty breathing, feeling weak or lethargic, lightheadedness or dizziness, vomiting or diarrhea, slurred speech, and/or seizures).
This test is only available for persons 18 years of age or older.
Antibody tests may not be able to show if you have been exposed to COVID-19 because it can take at least two weeks after exposure to develop antibodies.
If I get tested, what will the results tell me?
Your test results may help identify if you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 and, if so, whether or not your body has developed antibodies. Although having antibodies usually gives immunity from further infection, there is not enough evidence at this time to suggest that people who have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are protected against future infections from the virus. Results from this test also will not provide information on whether you can spread the virus to others and is not used as a basis for diagnosis.
A variety of factors can impact the results from the antibody test including the time the test was taken after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the absence of or time since exposure to the virus, or the lack of an adequate immune response, which can be due to conditions or treatments that suppress immune function.
Additionally, serology (antibody) tests may detect IgG antibodies from previous exposure to coronaviruses other than SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). This can cause a false positive result.
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This COVID IgG test is a blood drawn test that occurs at any Labcorp and can be ordered direct through our practitioners here at StraightNutrition.com.
COVID IgG test
This test includes a draw at any Labcorp.com. Make your appointment online there after you receive your lab order via email from placing this order.