|Test Name||SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody|
|Preferred Requirement(s)||1.0 (0.5mL) – Serum Separator Tube (SST)|
|Unacceptable Specimens||Heat inactivated specimens, grossly hemolyzed specimens. Specimens with obvious microbial contamination. Pooled samples.|
|Preferred Transport Temperature||Refrigerated: 1 Week|
|Alternate Transport Temperature||Ambient: 2 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
|Special Instructions||Important Notes:
– IgG Antibody sensitivity increases to a maximum 14 days after exposure or symptoms.
– For phlebotomy in previously symptomatic patient, please have patient present at least 10 days from symptom onset and at least 3 days beyond end of symptoms for phlebotomy.
– Please instruct all patients ordered for COVID-19 Antibody to wear a facemask for phlebotomy.
|Days Performed||Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat|
|Additional Information||Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers:
Fact Sheet for Patients: