At Home Covid-19 Antibody Test

Find out if you are positive for IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, this will help identify if you have been exposed to the virus.

These results should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude recent SARS-CoV-2 infection.

This test checks for a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G (IgG) that is the result of past or recent exposure to COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. The human body produces IgG antibodies as part of the immune response to the virus. It usually takes around 10 to 18 days to produce enough antibodies to be detected in the blood.

Test results may help identify if you were previously exposed to the virus and, if exposed, can check whether or not your body has produced antibodies. Antibodies typically suggest protective immunity after you’ve recovered or been exposed to COVID-19. However, evidence is still being collected to determine if IgG antibodies provide protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection.

  • * If you were never diagnosed with COVID-19, this test can help determine if you may have been previously exposed to the virus.
  • * If you were diagnosed with COVID-19, this test can check whether or not your body has produced antibodies.

Multiple sources, including the CDC and healthcare experts, recommend you discuss your test results and whether to return to work with your healthcare provider and employer. This test may be helpful if you:

  • * Have had a positive test for COVID-19 and it has been at least 7 days and you want to know if you have detectable levels of IgG antibodies
  • * Have not experienced a fever or felt feverish in the last 3 days
  • * Have not experienced new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 days: loss of smell or taste, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, feeling weak or lethargic, lightheadedness or dizziness, vomiting or diarrhea, slurred speech, and/or seizures

This test may NOT be helpful if you are:

  • * Feeling sick or have had a fever within the last 3 full days, please contact a healthcare provider
  • * Trying to diagnose COVID-19, please contact a healthcare provider
  • * Less than 7 days since being tested for and diagnosed with COVID-19
  • * Directly exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days
  • * A person with a compromised immune system, a condition that makes it difficult to fight infections

Use the included lancet, and take the sample as indicated.

Step 1

Insert the clamshell with specimen into the specimen bag.

Step 2

Use the self addressed envelope and put in the mail.

Step 3