What is an IgM and what is an IgG? Upon infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the patient’s immune system tries to fight the virus by producing blood- circulating molecules known as antibodies. IgM is a class of antibodies that appears early after an infection (as early as 3-5 days).
IgM is the body’s first line of defense against a foreign antigen. IgG is another class of antibodies that appears later and gradually replaces the IgM antibodies.
Usually, IgG antibodies appear in the blood circulation within 3-4 weeks after initial infection. The presence of SARS-CoV-2-specific IgM and/or IgG antibodies in the blood of a patient is a strong indication that the patient has been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
A.IgM as early as 3-5 days. IgG as early as 3-4 weeks post infection.
A. Most likely the individual was exposed at least 3 - 4 weeks prior to testing.
A. 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)
A. No, only the Real Time RT-PCR,DNA, swab test is a current indicator searching for the presence of SARS-CoV-2.
A. If the IgG is positive, there is a good chance the individual’s body built a defense against the virus.
A. Within 24hrs
A. No, this requires a venipuncture by a healthcare professional and will be tested in our CLIA certified High Complexity Lab
A.Physicians or Patients that will have their blood drawn by a healthcare professional.
A.Log into your online account, create a new requisition on your patient and use order code #C19P. Ship the blood to us using our transport boxes.
A.Serum in an SST tube. Spin tube after 15min of draw. Ship ambient and it is stable for 48hrs.
A.This is not an “at home test”. This test is performed at a CLIA certified lab that is CAP accredited.
A.Yes, all testing and instrumentation follows FDA guidance.