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Test Catalog

Test ID: COVSQ    
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), Spike Antibody, Semi-Quantitative, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Advisory Information

This test will detect antibodies developed due to prior or current infection and will also likely detect antibodies against spike glycoprotein of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) generated following vaccination. This test will not differentiate between the 2 events. The absence of antibodies in this assay does not rule out recent infection.

 

For confirmation of prior infection in the presence of vaccination, order COVTA / Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2), Nucleocapsid, Total Antibody, Serum.

 

Molecular testing is recommended for diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in symptomatic patients. For more information see:

-COVOO / Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA Detection, Varies

-RSARS / Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2), Molecular Detection, Rapid, Varies

For the most up-to-date coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemiology and testing recommendations, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Necessary Information

1. Patient's race and ethnicity, as well as collection date, are required.

2. If ordering electronically, answers must be provided for the order entry questions.

3. If not ordering electronically, patient race and ethnicity must be provided on the request form.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.75 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 28 days
 Ambient 72 hours