The purpose of COVID-19 IgM & IgG serology antibody testing is to determine whether a patient has been been exposed to COVID-19 and has potentially developed immunity. Patients with COVID-19 specific antibodies can test positive for IgM, IgG, or both.
There are two key metrics that are often used to assess the quality and accuracy of an assay: sensitivity and specificity.
|Metric||IgG Results*||IgM Results*||Definition|
(Positive Percent Agreement)
|100%**||100%**||Measures ability to correctly identify positive samples as positive.|
(Negative Percent Agreement)
|99.7-100%||97.6-100%||Measures ability to correctly identify all negative results.|
|Specimen Type||Requirements||Transport Conditions|
- 3ml Green Top Tube
- Patient Requisition Form
|- Up to 20 samples may be shipped together.|