In response to the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, the body develops antibodies.
ViraCheck detects these specific antibodies (IgM and IgG) in the bloodstream.
Antibody tests are easy to use and results are available quickly (approximately 15 minutes)
Generally the antibodies are detected in your blood or serum following about seven to ten days following infection.
A positive test means you have been exposed and contracted the virus at sometime in the recent past. It will not tell you the exact timing of your infection. A positive result may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains.
A negative test does not mean you have not been infected, and most importantly in the last seven to ten days. Usually the antibodies show up in the test after seven days of exposure and infection. If you believe you have been exposed, we recommend a retesting four days following the initial negative test.
The tests have not been reviewed or cleared by the FDA.
Recent studies have shown that yes, you are generally immune form infection of this strain of this virus during the current outbreak year.
If positive, it is generally recommended that you contact your physician’s office and follow their recommendations.