COVID-19 Antibody Testing
We have some good news! Well Life ABQ is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19.
The test measures levels of both the IgM and IgG antibodies. Antibody levels indicate immune response. Serum IgM indicates recent infection and is typically positive within 3 to 10 days of symptom onset. Serum IgG is often present within 1 to 2 weeks from symptom onset and plateaus around 3 weeks, indicating current or past infection.
The sensitivity of the combined IgM and IgG antibody test is 95.6% and the specificity is 96 %. These percentages indicate that this particular test is good at detecting both antibodies in the blood sample and avoiding false positive and false negative results.
No COVID test has been approved by the FDA due to the rush of getting it on the market, so we have to say this disclaimer that the test has no been FDA approved, but the lab has notified the FDA that these tests have been validated.
It is also important to understand that we don't yet know if antibody presence equals immunity.
COST / INSURANCE
The test does require a blood draw and the cost of the test is $75 for testing both IgG and IgM antibodies. Insurance may cover the cost of the test if you have previously had any symptoms of COVID-19. There is a $35 processing fee to us for drawing, processing and managing the results. So, if you have insurance the cost is $35. If you do not have insurance the cost is $110.
The test requires a blood draw and the turnaround time is about 5-7 days.
We Are Accepting New Patients
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8400 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111