COVID-19 Antibody Home Test Kit
COVID-19 antibody test, using a capillary blood sample via a finger stick, is useful for the detection of individuals who may have developed immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This antibody test is also especially helpful for tracking the spread of the virus as it also identifies asymptomatic carriers. Test results, in conjunction with other laboratory results and clinical information, may be also used to help in the presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19.
Understand the COVID-19 Antibody Test
The screening test is primarily used to detect exposure to the virus in the recent past by measuring the immune response lined to the infection (Antibody IgG/IgM). An immune response to the virus is detected at approximately 2 weeks after infection in asymptomatic individuals and approximately 8 to 10 days after the onset of symptoms in individuals who have experienced fever and coughing.
- Easy Self-Collection of your blood sample
- Reduces risk of exposure to yourself and others, use in the privacy of your own home.
- Results received electronically via our result portal.
- Protection to our first responders. (Eliminates PPE changes)
- Professional analysis by a CLIA Licensed and CAP Accredited Laboratory.
- FDA EAU Approval Pending (However, the test is CDC approved)
- This is a CoreMedica only, self-collection lab developed test. This test has not been approved by FDA, but does hold an FDA EAU pending approval certificate (EUA#200459).
- Negative results do not preclude acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. If acute infection is suspected, direct testing for SARS-CoV-2 is necessary.
- Results from antibody testing should not be used to diagnose or exclude acute SARS-CoV-2 infection.
- Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E.
- Not for the screening of donated blood
Items to Consider:
- When possible, it is best to NOT ship the devices on a Friday during High Temperature weather. Store these specimens, at room temperature (NOT in a car or car trunk), over the weekend and ship to the lab on Monday.
- REMEMBER – shipping companies will, often store shipments in a non-environmentally controlled warehouse during the shipping process. This can expose your specimens to excessive heat during shipping in High Temperature weather. Your test may be rejected if heat exposure damages your specimen.
Can I use my HSA/FSA account to pay for a test?
Typically, yes, you can use your HSA/FSA account to pay for an at-home health test. However, if you have a particularly rigorous plan, it is best to check with your own plan if you’d like to verify before purchase.
Do most health insurance companies cover these tests?
Most insurances, yes. However, you will need to contact your insurance company for reimbursement. We are unable to process your test with your insurance carrier, so we suggest you contact them for reimbursement.