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Test Code VCOV2 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) IgG Antibody, Serum


Advisory Information


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

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

-SARS2 / Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA, Varies

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 epidemiology and testing recommendations, visit

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html



Necessary Information


Date of collection is required.



Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: For 24 hours before specimen collection do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: 

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions (eg, centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection for BD Vacutainer tubes).

2. Aliquot serum into plastic vial.


Useful For

Detection of IgG-class antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Method Name

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reporting Name

SARS-CoV-2 IgG Ab, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  30 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86769

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VCOV2 SARS-CoV-2 IgG Ab, S 94563-4

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
VSARS SARS-CoV-2 IgG Ab, S 94563-4

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request (T239) with the specimen.