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Mary Rutan Hospital Offering COVID-19 IgG Antibody Testing

Friday, May 29, 2020

Mary Rutan Hospital is now offering COVID-19 IgG antibody testing. A physician order is required, which can be obtained from your primary care provider or a visit to the Mary Rutan Hospital Urgent Care.

Specimens are collected by the Mary Rutan Hospital Laboratory at either the Hospital campus or Mary Rutan Hospital Urgent Care. Specimens will be sent to Quest Diagnostics for testing.

A positive COVID-19 IgG antibody test suggests that a person has had COVID-19. IgG antibodies generally develop 1-3 weeks after infection and remain in the blood for some time after the infection has passed.

Testing positive for COVID-19 IgG antibodies does not necessarily indicate immunity. However, antibody data helps understand who has likely been exposed to the virus.

Additional information about regular and antibody testing for COVID-19 can be found here: www.maryrutan.org/coronavirusinfo.