Quest Laboratories has contracted with Employment Health Services as a collection site to test for antibodies of SARS-CoV-19 (COVID-19). This test, also known as a serology test looks for the presence of antibodies, which are specific proteins made in response to infections. Antibodies can be found in the blood and tissue of those who are tested after infection. The antibodies detected by this test indicate that a person had an immune response to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), including those who may have experienced mild symptoms without a diagnosis, or never showed any symptoms at all.
It usually takes at least 10 days after symptom onset for IgG (Antibodies) to reach detectable levels. An IgG positive result may suggest an immune response to a primary infection with SARS-CoV-2, but the relationship between IgG positivity and immunity to SARS-CoV-2 has not yet been firmly established.
Employment Health Services is committed to serving our communities during the COVID-19 crisis by providing affordable options to meet the ever-evolving demands of our patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (920) 434-2441. Antibody testing is not intended for diagnosis of active Covid-19 infection. People with possible active COVID-19 symptoms should contact their healthcare provider directly.
Employment Health Services also specializes in Occupational Health and Wellness Solutions including DOT/non-DOT and pre-employment drug screens and examinations. Located at 721 Cardinal Lane, Suite 100 in Howard.
Disclaimer: SARS-CoV-2 test has not yet been reviewed by the FDA. Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection particularly those who have been in contact with the virus. Follow-up testing with molecular diagnostics should be considered to rule out infection in those individuals. Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection or to inform of infection status. Positive results could also be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E. This test is not to be used for the screening of donated blood.