Rapid Response Antibody Tests (Serology)
Tests for the qualitative determination of COVID-
19 IgM and IgG antibodies in human whole
blood serum or plasma.
Speed of Testing: Results in <15 min
Low Cost to administer: <$21/test
98.7% Accuracy without the need for machines or lab to read
Can show “stage of infection” trimester
How It Works
How the sample is taken and processed
Finger prick or blood draw; apply sample to lateral flow devise for analysis
When antibody testing is useful
Antibody testing, also known as serology, can be done throughout all stages of viral infection. Antibodies start developing within 3 weeks after initial infection and last after all symptoms have gone away. They also show up when no symptoms are present in asymptomatic cases.
Is another test needed?
A second antibody test as well as a PCR or antigen test is needed to confirm positive results.