The Butler Health System is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19.
The test that the hospital is using is certified by the FDA for emergency use. According to officials, the test they are using is effective at “detecting the receptor binding domain on the spike protein that is driving the ongoing pandemic.”
The test specifically utilizes Beckman Coulter’s SARS-CoV-2-IgG assay on Beckman ‘s Dxl 800 analyzer.
“The test has a confirmed 100% Positive Percent Agreement (sensitivity) and a 99.6% Negative Percent Agreement (specificity),” the press release said. “And a 18 days post PCR confirmed positive test.”
A providers order is required for antibody testing. Once the order is received, the blood can be collected at any Butler Health System Outreach collection center.
Visit Butler Health System’s website to learn more.