Emcura Medical is now offering Quantitative Antibody Testing!
What is Quantitative Antibody Testing?
Quantitative antibody testing provides a percentage value for your antibody response against the COVID 19 virus. A higher percentage is proof that your antibody level will be effective against currently circulating COVID 19 virus strains. Those over 90% are considered fully protected! This information can help those who have been previously infected or who are partially or fully vaccinated and who want to know the strength of a COVID 19 antibody response. A regular antibody test will only provide a positive / negative value.
The cPASS SARS-Cov-2 Neutralization Antibody Detection test is an FDA Approved test under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). It is 100% sensitive and 100% specific at detecting the presence of neutralizing antibodies your body would produce after COVID 19 infection or after vaccination. Your sample is compared with a standardized value of maximum inhibition to provide a percentage. A positive result indicates that neutralizing antibodies were detected, and that the individual has been potentially exposed to COVID 19 or has received a vaccine.
Although the cPASS SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization Detection test provides a neutralizing antibody result, the clinical applicability of the result is unknown and cannot be interpreted as an indication of immunity or protection from reinfection.
Who should get a Quantitative Antibody Test ?
The COVID 19 vaccines are not 100% effective. The Pfizer – BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have efficacy rates of 94-95% which means that out of 100,000 individuals receiving the vaccine, approximately 5,000-6,000 individuals will not have full protection. Anyone who is curious about how strong their immune response is can use this test to quantify their level of protection. This can include COVID 19 exposures, COVID 19 survivors, Immunocompromised patients, post COVID 19 vaccinations (1 or 2 shots), cancer patients, immunocompromised patients, chronic health issues and more.
Is this Covered by my Insurance?
The Quantitative Antibody test is covered by your insurance if there is a medical necessity (see above). A medically necessary reason for the test must be provided or you will receive a bill. Please contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage and make sure you provide your reason for taking the test.
What is the Procedure?
A blood sample is taken via a normal blood draw and is sent to the laboratory for analysis. We call you with the results in 1-2 days.