Newton Medical Group 
Primary & Urgent Care  / DOT Certified Physical
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COVID-19 Immunity Test

Currently we are offering COVID-19 Immunity Testing as a blood draw (if the office is currently not too busy) or as a prescription for a patient to take to the lab, once the patient is seen for an office or tele-medicine visit. We receive the results about a week after the specimen is drawn. At that point we will call the patient with the results. Keep in mind that, as of now, there are no official recommendations regarding people who have a positive immunity test.  There are reports of patients who have had the disease, getting symptoms again. Therefore, it is important that you continue to follow the rules of public safety, including wearing masks in public, staying home (unless performing an essential function) and social distancing, until officially told otherwise. This is a disease that is still under a great deal of study. As we obtain more information from health officials, we will pass the information on to our patients.

According to Quest Diagnostics:

“Detection of IgG antibody may indicate exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). It usually takes at least 10 days after symptom onset for IgG to reach detectable levels. An IgG positive test may suggest an immune response to primary infection with SARS-CoV-2, but the relationship between IgG positivity and immunity to SARS-CoV-2 have not yet been firmly established. Antibody tests have not been shown to definitively diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection. Diagnosis of COVID-19 is made by detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA by molecular testing methods, consistent with a patient’s clinical findings.

This test has not been reviewed by the FDA. Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection particularly in those who have been in contact with the virus. Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection or to inform infection status. Positive results could also be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains.”

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