COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING
COVID-19 Antibody Testing is Now Available at Revive
Revive Therapy & Wellness is now offering Covid-19 antibody testing, available immediately. Test results are available within 24 hours or less. This test is FDA approved and FDA Allowed EUA!
This new test can help determine if someone was previously infected with the COVID-19 virus and if the person has developed antibodies.
What Are Antibodies?
Antibodies are simply the body’s response to a viral infection. They are created in response to an infection and are designed to seek out and destroy the virus that has infiltrated a system.
IgG antibodies are typically detectable in blood during the end stages of the presence of the virus. 91% of test subjects showed the presence of IgG antibodies 8 days after symptoms subsided. 100% showed the presence of antibodies after 14 days.
Antibodies can be detected with a simple, noninvasive and painless blood draw.
Why Is This Valuable?
The presence of IgG antibodies is an indication that the body was at one time infected with a virus. In many cases, it also means that there is protection from future infection.
Although science has not yet proven with 100% certainty whether this is the case with the novel Coronavirus, AKA Covid-19, it is believed to be the case based on similar patterns and extensive research conducted during the SARS outbreak.
Therefore, the positive test result for Covid-19 antibodies may mean that an immune system responded appropriately and created the necessary antibodies to rid the system of the active virus and create immunity from future exposure.
The Next Step in the Fight Against Covid-19
Abbott, the company making the tests, has made it easy to detect the IgG antibody to SARS-CoV-2.
Detecting these IgG antibodies will help determine if a person was previously infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
The testing has been made available to Revive as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s notification without an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) pathway that was outlined for COVID-19 diagnostic tests during the public health emergency.