COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Holmdel, NJ • Dr. Darren Porcaro, DC

Power On Chiropractic Center: Family Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Porcaro Performs COVID-19 Antibody Testing By Appointment

COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Holmdel, NJ: At Power On Chiropractic Center, Dr. Darren Porcaro provides antibody testing for COVID. Blood draws are performed by a licensed phlebotomist on Fridays and Saturdays. Those who are intested in the antibody testing must call the office to receive details surrounding the testing as well as to schedule an appointment.

Which Patients Need the COVID-19 Antibody Test?

The CDC reports that the following symptoms may appear 2-28 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Gastrointestinal distress such as abdominal cramping or diarrhea
  • Body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat

Antibody Testing at Our Holmdel, NJ Chiropractic Center

Antibodies have been found to be a highly sensitive biomarkers in infectious disease diagnosis. Previous studies on SARS, previous studdies on MERS and recent studies on SARS-CoV2 have shown IgM antibodies to appear about the 3rd day from infection and IgG antibodies appear after 8 days. Profiling an individual’s antibody response is the only way to determine infections with few or no symptoms. Studies of the 3 subclasses of antibodies in the patient population in China showed that IgM and IgA develop first in individuals and could possibly serve as early markers.

Vibrant America has developed a novel test for COVID-19. The test is a highly sensitive and accurate serum assay for COVID-19 viral antibodies. The COVID-19 antibody test was internally developed and validated according to FDA EUA requirements. The independent review of this validation by the FDA is pending. This test does not require confirmation by CDC prior to reporting results.

It is important to note that a patient cannot order their own tests. A doctor’s requisition is required for all testing.

Clinical Utility of Antibodies in COVID-19

The median duration of IgM and IgA antibody detection were 5 days while IgG was detected in 14 days in most individuals. It is important to note that different individuals will produce variations of these timelines. IgM antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are generally detectable in blood several days after initial infection, although levels over the course of infection are not well characterized. IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 become detectable later following infection. Positive results for both IgG and IgM could occur after infection and can be indicative of acute or recent infection.

If a positive IgM or IgA result is detected, it is recommended that the patient is retested in 10-14 days to assess whether the IgG antibodies appear and whether IgM or IgA antibodies return to normal levels, signaling progression toward infection resolution or establishment of immune tolerance.

Call today to find out more about antibody testing at Power On Chiropractic Center.

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