COVID Antibody Test
This test requires only a few drops of blood, which are collected on paper. It checks for the presence of the antibody immunoglobulin G (IgG), which is produced in response to the COVID virus, SARS-CoV-2. Presence of IgG antibodies indicates recent or past exposure to COVID-19. The analysis of the collected blood-spot is performed in our clinical laboratory using FDA approved* reagents and sensitive equipment, ensuring high quality and accurate testing.
This test is not intended to detect a current COVID infection. If you are experiencing symptoms of the virus or require a test to identify a current infection, please see Veritas’ COVID-19 Molecular Test here.
*Veritas is performing this test under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) the FDA created specifically for COVID testing. Like other currently available tests, this test has not been FDA cleared or approved, and has been authorized only for the detection of antibodies (specifically, IgG) in response to SARS-CoV-2 in human serum and/or plasma. This test is only authorized for the duration of the EUA.
Specimen type: Blood spot from finger prick
Result: Within 48 hours from receipt in the lab.
Knowing if You Have Been Exposed to COVID
- Many people who have been exposed to COVID show mild to no symptoms (PMIDs: 32183930, 32179701).
- Individuals who have been exposed to COVID develop antibodies to the virus as part of an immune response.
- Currently it remains unknown whether the detection of antibodies conveys immunity to the virus or provides protection against reinfection and if so for how long. New data is published daily, see FAQs page for the latest.
The FDA supports antibody testing as it can plan a critical role in the fight against COVID. This test can help identify individuals who have been previously exposed to the virus and are not actively infected. This information can be helpful in determining who can more safely to return to work.
Please follow all CDC guidelines and your state’s Department of Health recommendations for returning to work. You should adhere to the guidance of your healthcare provider as well as the specific occupational health guidance at your place of work.
More information can be found here.
Convenient and Easy
What will this test tell me?
This antibody test can tell whether or not you have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), and if your your immune system has responded by making IgG antibodies.
What does a positive result mean?
A positive result means IgG antibodies were detected in the provided blood sample and suggests exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Antibodies typically suggest protective immunity from further infection. However, evidence is still being collected to determine if IgG antibodies provide protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2.
What does a negative result mean?
A negative result means IgG antibodies were not detected in the provided blood sample. This may suggest no exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) or it may indicate that IgG antibodies have not yet developed. It takes approximately 15-21 days for the body to generate an immune response to COVID. Therefore, a negative result may not provide enough evidence to determine an individual’s risk. If an individual is currently experiences symptoms of COVID-19, then Veritas’ COVID Molecular test may be a more appropriate choice. Please click here for additional information.
Please see our FAQs page for additional information regarding Antibody specific testing and potential test outcomes.
How does it work?
Guidelines for COVID antibody testing are changing rapidly. We are implementing those guidelines by changing our ordering eligibility questionnaire, to ensure compliance as needed for collection by healthcare provider versus at-home collection.
- Request your test online.
- We will ask you some questions to ensure you meet the criteria.
- You will receive instructions where and how the sample will be collected
- A simple finger prick to collect a few drops of blood, which are then applied to paper.
- Blood spot kit is sent back to the lab in prepaid packaging.
- Antibody test is performed on sensitive laboratory equipment and reagents approved by FDA under EUA.
- Veritas affiliated physician and support services available with our telemedicine partner.
Telemedicine Ordering & Support
Your COVID test will include a physician ordering and support service without additional charges, provided by our telemedicine partner.
A physician licensed in your state will determine if a test is right for you and if so approve it.
If your test result returns as positive, a physician will schedule a telemedicine consultation to help you determine next steps. Once individual ordering is available.
Return To the Workplace Initiative
Being a business ourselves, we understand the desire to return to a sense of normalcy, and the role that COVID testing plays in this shift.
To make this as easy as possible, we have improved access to testing by simplifying the logistics, thus enabling businesses to offer this testing to their employees.
Please get in touch with us directly so we can work together to tailor the solution to your needs.
Our Testing Services For Businesses Include
- Bulk shipping of sample collection kits and return packaging
- On-site sample collection by Veritas provided healthcare professional
- Integrated physician ordering and support through telemedicine partner
Making Testing Accessible
Veritas is a pioneer in making testing accessible to individuals and healthcare providers through fully integrated capabilities from sample to lab and expert interpretation and support.
Easy to Order
Licensed physicians are available to help with your test order and to provide support as needed. Once testing is authorized, we will ship you a self-collection kit with return packaging.
State of the Art Laboratory
Samples are processed in our high-throughput state of the art CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited lab in Massachusetts, USA.
Test results are interpreted, reviewed, and reported by our board-certified clinical team with decades of expertise in clinical grade testing.
Private and Secure
Your test results are provided through a secure and HIPAA- compliant portal available from your computer or a mobile device.
Veritas operates a high complexity CLIA-certified, CAP accredited next generation sequencing (NGS) laboratory based in Massachusetts. (Depending on demand Veritas may use other accredited laboratories to run this test).
The company was founded by leaders in the field of genetics from Harvard Medical School and has performed fully integrated, high-throughput sequencing services for over 5 years.
Contact info (for healthcare providers only):
CLIA ID: 22D208938
CAP ID: 9289026
Because We Are All in This Together #COVID19
Since the early days of the pandemic, we have joined key COVID initiatives to lead and address the need for high quality testing.
We are a part of the COVID standards group operated by Stanford University. We are also collaborating with colleagues at Harvard Medical School to massively scale COVID-19 molecular testing using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with our progress in community scale COVID testing.
There are several good resources to obtain more information on COVID-19, including preventive steps to reduce exposure to yourself and others as well as what to do if you are sick or experiencing certain symptoms.