The CDC thinks that between 20-50% of people who are infected with COVID 19 are asymptomatic. Those people will likely have long-term immunity and measurable antibodies. Knowledge of antibody status could be very helpful in deciding about interacting with others. In addition, those with antibodies might be able to donate plasma and help someone who is infected.
I am now able to offer a very accurate antibody test for SARS-CoV-2. Anybody who would like this test can call us at 770-382-1984 to schedule for a blood draw. The cost is $90 and the results should be available within a week and can be sent to you via our secure web portal or by mail, whichever you prefer.
The antibody tests from my office will be performed by Clinical Pathology Labs who will use Roche’s Elecsys Immunoassay which will measure the presence of three different antibodies: IgG, IgM, IgA.
Visit the following links for more information about antibodies and antibody testing:
FDA Emergency Use Authorization process
Clinical Pathology Lab Fact Sheet on the Elecsys Anti-CoV-2 Immunoassay
COVID 19 and Antibodies
Call us if you would like to schedule your test.
We are screening all our patients carefully to ensure that you will be safe here. We are open and seeing patients in the office. For those with COVID symptoms, can easily provide consultations over the phone or by video.