SpectraCell Laboratories Offers COVID-19 Antibody Testing

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HOUSTON - May 14, 2020 - PRLog -- SpectraCell Laboratories is now offering a blood test that detects antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19.  SpectraCell is a CLIA-certified lab and has extensive experience in conducting antibody tests with equipment and personnel already in place. The Houston laboratory has joined the network of private labs to ramp up testing in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The antibody test will measure two antibodies – called IgM and IgG – that are typically present in a person who has been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 (called SARS-CoV2).  Even if that person did not show any symptoms, or had mild symptoms, they will usually have antibodies to the virus in their blood.  If they do have antibodies, it has two major implications:

(1) they likely are immune to getting the virus again and

(2) they are probably not transmitting the virus to others.

In an effort to minimize spreading the virus, each person will enter personal information online prior to the blood draw and results will be e-mail via secure link to the patient within 24-48 hours.  The test can be ordered directly by a patient, without a doctor's order, although SpectraCell encourages people to share their results with their primary care physicians.

SpectraCell reminds people that antibody testing does not tell you if you are currently infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, but it is an important step in slowing the spread of the virus because it tells you if you were infected, and have thus potentially developed immunity.

SpectraCell has been measuring immune function in patients for over 25 years.  Now the company is responding to an immediate health crisis by offering antibody testing to this SARS-CoV2 virus.  More information on ordering the COVID-19 antibody test from SpectraCell® Laboratories can be found at www.spectracell.com/antibodytest.

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About SpectraCell Laboratories – SpectraCell is a CLIA accredited laboratory that provides advanced clinical testing to healthcare providers and consumers nationwide.  Established in 1993 with its flagship MicroNutrient Test that assesses micronutrient deficiencies, immune response and metabolic function in a person at the cellular level, SpectraCell has since become a leader in functional testing and serves over 6000 physicians in the United States.

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