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.
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
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