Text Kit Training
- First Review the Quick Overview Images
- Learn how to draw the perfect drop of blood
- Using and reading the Antibody Test Kits
20 individual kits per box
Reading The Results
- Immunoglobulin G (IgG): Is a SAFE indication. This is the most common antibody. It’s in blood and other body fluids, and protects against bacterial and viral infections. IgG shows the presence of COVID-19 Antibodies and indicates the patient has had the COVID-19 virus in the past and currently has antibodies in their system to protect against contracting this again. The positive test for IgG shows the patient is SAFE and can safely be treated in your office.
- Immunoglobulin M (IgM): Found mainly in blood and lymph fluid, this is the first antibody the body makes when it is fighting a new infection. The presence of IgM shows the patient currently has the COVID-19 virus and should be treated with extreme care. They should be immediately removed (along with all family members) from your office and counseled on what to do for the next steps. Please see the counseling training.
The above videos illustrate how to obtain a drop of blood from a patient, and video #2 shows how to use an Antibody test kit to detect COVID-19.
How Do I Know If A Patient Is Safe?
If the test is negative, OR if they ONLY test positive for IgG they are safe for their visit to your office. If a patient tests positive for IgM (DANGER) they are infected and are shedding the virus and should be removed immediately from your office with counseling on what to do next.
How To Document Tests
It is important to report testing results to the local health departments so they can monitor the presence of COVID-19 infections. If you choose to participate in this monitoring, we have our viralID software that will allow you to enter the results and we will submit your results easily to your local health department for you. This is very inexpensive (only $3/test) and can be a part of your testing process and will help your local community.
What If A Test fails?
Simply throw away the current defective test and start over with a new test. Make sure to use a disinfecting wipe to clean the patients finger again and make sure to lance another finger if that is needed to be performed again.
Are There Other Tests?
Yes, in addition to the antibody test that is described on this page, there are three other types of tests. One is a saliva test which is diagnostic. This takes 24-48 hours to get the results back from the lab. The Second type is an Antigen 15-minute rapid test. This is almost identical to the Antibody test as described on this page. It is highly accurate (nearly 100%) and is diagnostic. The Third is a nasal swab PCR test. This test is quite uncomfortable and not as accurate as the first 2 types of diagnostic tests. This type of test currently takes 4-10 days to receive back from the lab.
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