Laboratory

Melissa Memorial Hospital is now offering COVID-19 related IgG antibody testing. The test determines a person’s level of resistance, or immune response, to the COVID-19 virus.

  • Those wanting the test will need to get an order from a provider before the test. 

  • It’s unclear if those antibodies can provide protection (immunity) against getting infected again. This means that we do not know at this time if antibodies make you immune to the virus.

  • At this stage, our understanding of immune responses to COVID-19 is limited. However, the primary conclusion that may be safely taken from a positive IgG antibody test is that most individuals with these antibodies have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, at least 8 days and even weeks or months ago.

  • Antibody testing is not recommended any sooner than 8 days from exposure.

  • Results of COVID-19 IgG Antibody testing should not be used to diagnose recent COVID-19 infection.

  • To be tested for the COVID-19 IgG Antibody, please contact your MMH provider at 970-854-2500 to schedule an appointment. The cost is $95 and the results are available 3 -5 days after the specimen is received.

https://www.cdc.gov/…/2019-n…/testing/serology-overview.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/…/hcp/clinical-criteria.html

https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/u…/2020/05/Testing-Guidance.pdf

 


 

 

 

 

 

The MMH Lab is open Monday-Friday,

7 am to 5 pm.

 

Please call ahead

to schedule

an employment 

drug screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL 970-854-2241 AND ASK FOR THE LAB!