How We Can Help
Screening & Prevention
Rapid Antibody Test
- Performed by a licensed Naturopathic physician
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only
- Results are available 10 minutes after testing is completed
- Our team always follows up to date CDC guidelines
- $145 per screening
What are IgM and IgG Antibodies?
When we get an infection, such as COVID-19, antibodies are produced, which activate the rest of the immune system to attack and clear the virus. IgM is the first antibody to be produced and is a general antibody that can bind to many different types of pathogen. The presence of IgM is an indicator of early infection. IgG is a more specialized antibody that specifically binds to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The presence of IgG is an indicator of later stage infection.
Is the test specific for COVID-19?
The IgG that the test detects is specific to COVID-19, so a positive result would indicate COVID-19 infection. Although the IgM is a more generalized antibody, its presence, combined with IgG and/or the common symptoms of COVID-19, would also indicate infection with the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Can the test detect asymptomatic patients?
Yes, the test will be able to detect IgM/IgG in asymptomatic people, as they will have an immune response even though they don’t display symptoms.
Can babies and young children be tested?
Yes, there are no issues with testing babies and young children.