The SARS-CoV-2 multiantigen serology panel from Genalyte, San Diego, which tests for antibodies to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is now available to the public in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank.
Testing will occur at San Diego Blood Bank centers across San Diego county and at a temporary drive-thru testing site at Westfield University Town Center. All testing will take place by appointment only. Further drive-thru testing sites may be made available later in the month.
“High-quality, extensive antibody testing is needed to provide essential feedback to physicians, healthcare providers, and to our community,” says Cary Gunn, chief executive officer of Genalyte. “Our antibody panel allows us to test for IgM and IgG antibodies with overnight test results from our San Diego lab. This is important because IgG antibodies, in particular, typically remain long after a person has recovered and are believed to be a marker of sustained immunity, although the duration of immunity to SARS-CoV-2 needs further study.”
The antibody testing service is meant for people who are no longer experiencing any symptoms and have been symptom-free for at least 14 days. People with active symptoms should contact their doctor to discuss options. Test results will be available to participants within 24 to 48 hours.
For more information, visit Genalyte.