COVID Antibody Test
Test name

Qualitative Detection of antibodies (including IgG) to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2)

Methodology

ECLIA

About the test
  • Only for surveillance and not diagnosis
  • Serological tests detect antibodies present in the blood when the body is responding to a specific infection, like COVID-19. They detect the body's immune response to the infection caused by the virus rather than detecting the virus itself.
  • Positive antibody test is presumed to mean a person has been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, at some point in the past and has recovered. It does not mean they are currently infected.
  • Antibodies start developing within 1 to 3 weeks after infection.
What are the charges for the test?

Rs.950/- only (excluding home sample collection charges)

Is home sample collection available for this test?

Yes. But at an additional cost. Please contact 8879677193/8879677196 for booking your home sample collection appointment (between 9am to 9pm from Mon to Sat and from 9am to 3pm on Sundays and Public Holidays)

Can I come to hospital for the test?

Walkin between 9am to 5pm at ground floor pathology department

What are the pre requisite for the test?

No fasting is required.A general form pertaining symptoms,contact details,Adhar number is to be filled while giving sample

When can we get the results of this test?

Next day morning .You can share your email id for getting the soft copy of the report

Who should do the test

With recent ICMR Advisory-Newer additional testing strategies dated 23/6/2020 this test can be done for possible groups /community/ population based on specific requirement for serosurvey like:

  • Immunocompromised patients
  • Individuals in containment zone
  • Health care workers
  • Security persons
  • Police and paramilitary personnel civil defence & volunteers
  • Press corps
  • Migrant workers
  • Industrial workers and Labour force
  • Farmers and Vendors visiting Large markets
  • Staff in Municipal body
  • Drivers
  • Banks, post, couriers, telecom offices
Why is the test useful

Antibody test is to be used for serosurveys. This test can contribute to identify individuals exposed to SARS-CoV 2 virus and assess the extent of exposure of a population.

*This test is not to be used for Diagnosis of COVID 19 infection

What if the test comes reactive?
  • No need for isolation
  • If test results show that you have antibodies, it indicates that you were likely infected with COVID-19 at some time in the past. It may also mean that you have some immunity.
  • You are eligible to donate plasma, a part of their blood. This plasma could be used to treat others with severe disease and boost the ability to fight the virus
How is our test better than Rapid test done by other centres

ICMR the regulatory body has strictly advised to use ELISA and CLIA assay to do antibody testing in its advisory dated 23/6/2020 which is available on ICMR website.