01 494 2286 Unit 1 Ballyboden Shopping Centre, Taylor's Ln, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, D16 RK74

New – Coronavirus testing

Ballyboden Medical is now offering IgG Antibody Testing for SARS-Cov-2 using the Abbott method.

Performed in a fully accredited Dublin laboratory, the IgG antibody test for SARS-CoV-2 will determine whether a person has produced antibodies in response to an infection with the virus, and may indicate whether or not that person has triggered an immune response to the virus1.

Recommendations:

To help to determine a person’s immune status to SARS-CoV-2, symptomatic or asymptomatic

To determine the serological status of people who have been exposed but may not have shownsymptoms (For example: healthcare workers, critical workers)

Particularly recommended for individuals suspected to have had Covid-19, i.e. clinical history ofsymptoms and/or contact with an infected person.

PLEASE NOTE: A positive antibody result is not a guarantee of protection against a new infectionby SARS-CoV-2, or of prevention of disease transmission to others. IgG Antibody Testing for SARS-Cov-2 can confirm contact with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and may potentially indicate immunity to re-infection1. 

The sensitivity of anti-SARS-CoV-19 IgG detection for COVID-19 disease approaches 100% by >14 days post-onset of symptoms2.

Cost: €180 per test including phlebotomy on-site. Minimum of 5 tests for on-site testing. €120 per test in our practice.

Turnaround time: 1-3 days

For more information, please contact our Practice Manager Karen Hession on (01) 494 2286

or office@ballybodenmedical.ie

References:

1. Ni et al., Detection of SARS-CoV-2-Specific Humoral and Cellular Immunity in COVID-19 Convalescent Individuals, Immunity (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2020.04.023

2. Bryan et. Al, Performance Characteristics of the Abbott Architect SARS-CoV-2 IgG Assay and Seroprevalence in Boise, Idaho, J. Clin. Microbiol (2020), https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00941-20