Collect

SST/Gold Top
Minimun Volume:  0.5 -1.0 ml of serum


 

Specimen Preparation

Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature for a minimum of 20 mins. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. (Min: 0.3 mL serum or plasma)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

After separation from cells:
  • Room temperature  (15 to 30°C) – 2 days
  • Refrigerated at 2‑8 °C - 7 days
  • Frozen (- ≤20 °C) – Longer stability

Cerner Orderable(s)

COVID 19 IgG Antibody

Performed

St. Joseph's Hospital

Methodology

Chemiluminescent

Reported

Within 24 - 48 hours.

Reference Interval

< 1.4 (Negative)   

 

Interpretive Data

  • This test has not been reviewed by the FDA.
  •  Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection, particularly in those who have been in contact with the virus. Follow-up testing with a molecular diagnostic should be considered to rule out infection in these individuals.
  • Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection or to inform infection status.
  • Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E.
  • Not for the screening of donated blood.

CPT Codes

86769
Collection

Collect

SST/Gold Top
Minimun Volume:  0.5 -1.0 ml of serum


 

Specimen Preparation

Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature for a minimum of 20 mins. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. (Min: 0.3 mL serum or plasma)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

After separation from cells:
  • Room temperature  (15 to 30°C) – 2 days
  • Refrigerated at 2‑8 °C - 7 days
  • Frozen (- ≤20 °C) – Longer stability
Ordering

Cerner Orderable(s)

COVID 19 IgG Antibody

Performed

St. Joseph's Hospital

Methodology

Chemiluminescent

Reported

Within 24 - 48 hours.
Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

< 1.4 (Negative)   

 

Interpretive Data

  • This test has not been reviewed by the FDA.
  •  Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection, particularly in those who have been in contact with the virus. Follow-up testing with a molecular diagnostic should be considered to rule out infection in these individuals.
  • Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection or to inform infection status.
  • Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E.
  • Not for the screening of donated blood.
Administrative

CPT Codes

86769