COVID-19 Antibody Test Kits


Dr. Faust has secured rights to the first COVID-19 Antibody testing available in the US through a Worldwide Leader in Specialty Medical Testing.

Our COVID-19 Antibody Test can serve as a valuable tool in the fight against the disease by identifying individuals with recent or prior exposure to the virus. The test is performed on a highly sensitive chemiluminescent platform that accurately detects IgM and IgG antibodies to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus known to cause COVID-19.

  • High levels of IgM antibodies tend to indicate recent exposure, and may help to confirm COVID-19 in patients showing symptoms.
  • High levels of IgG antibodies indicate a longer-term exposure and is considered by many to be an indicator of immunity.
  • This is valuable information for individuals with high exposure risk to the virus, including workers in healthcare, service industries, and others who want to better understand their risk of becoming ill with COVID-19.
  • Family members can use this information to assess the risk of spreading to or becoming infected by their immediate and extended family members – especially the vulnerable populations.
  • Additionally, the COVID-19 Antibody Test can be used to confirm a RT-PCR COVID-19 test result, particularly when a false-negative result is suspected due to inadequate sample collection.
  • The COVID-19 antibody panel is run on a high-precision immunoassay analyzer that utilizes enzyme-amplified chemiluminescence technology (CLA). The SARS-CoV-2 IgM/IgG CLA utilizes this highly sensitive technique to detect even very small amounts of IgM and IgG antibodies for SARS-CoV-2.

How Accurate is the test?

The specificity is 97.5% and the sensitivity is 95.6%. Clinical sensitivity is defined as the ability to correctly identify those patients who were infected. Clinical specificity is defined as the ability to correctly identify those patients who were not infected.

Dr. Faust has done extensive research in the emerging antibody tests to select the most accurate and advanced testing.  Prior to his graduate degree in Naturopathic Medicine he worked in Research and Development in the Medical Device Diagnostics industry for serological testing of blood infections. He has reviewed the FDA’s resources and position papers on Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2.

He did identify other labs offering “rapid tests”, which are different. The world health organization is discouraging rapid tests for covid antibody testing because of the variability in accuracy, based on current data. The rapid test is similar to an over the counter pregnancy test in the sense that if a person tests positive with an over the counter pregnancy test, they then have to go to their doctor to get a more accurate test to confirm. Due to the timeliness and value of determining COVID-19 immunity, Dr. Faust is recommending patients proceed directly to the more accurate form of the antibody testing.

In addition, rapid tests only give you a positive or negative result. Our test will give you, not only reactive/non-reactive, but also the value. This provides you the opportunity to better understand where you really stand regarding the infected timeframe. Known Companies using Rapid Tests include: KBMO, Immunolabs, Dunwoody, Cellnex, Arcpoint, Quest, and LabCorp.

Do I need to be a patient of Dr. Faust and have an account with Chesapeake Natural Health Center before I can order COVID-19 Antibody Tests?

Yes. All current patients (defined as having had an appointment within the last 3 years) of CNHC can be tested.

If you are not a current patient or are a returning patient we offer an Express Registration for New and Returning Patients. Once approved, you also will be able to be tested.

We understand that many patients would like to have their whole family or other close contacts tested even if only one member is currently a patient of CNHC. We do offer bulk-order discounts on the COVID-19 Antibody Tests, however, each person that wants to be tested must first be registered with the practice. See Express Registration for New and Returning Patients.

The test requires a blood draw for a serum sample. So you will need to schedule a mobile phlebotomy blood draw.

The test kit costs are $295 for 1 test, $275 each for 2 tests and $250 each for 3 or more tests. The test is not reimbursable through Medicare / Medicaid / Private Insurance or FSA plans.

Test kits may be ordered via our estore, by phone 410-821-1788 or email at cnhc@icloud.com

Order Dr. Faust's COVID-19 Antibody Test Kit

Can I be tested at home?

Yes. Once you have received your kit(s) you can schedule a sample collection from a mobile phlebotomy service (fee is in the range of $55-85 per person) so that the test sample can be collected at home or even on your porch or deck.  For the MD/DC/NOVA area: Mobile Blood Draw Services. Nationally:  Alpha Phlebotomy 541-702-1923.

How long does it take to get test results?

Once the specimen has been received by the lab, the results are expected to be received by Dr. Faust within 3-4 business days. CNHC will then email the results to you.

Does Dr. Faust offer in-depth interpretation of my results and does he have recommendations for supporting the immune system or treating respiratory infections?

Yes. Dr. Faust has extensive experience and expertise in the science of Immunology and the use of Naturopathic therapies to bolster the immune system and to treat viral respiratory infections. He is actively reviewing scientific/medical journals to bring you the most up-to-date research and natural interventions for COVID-19.

Remote consultations with Dr. Faust via telephone or HIPPA-compliant videoconferencing to develop your customized Immune Support and/or Active Respiratory Naturopathic treatment protocol are available by appointment. Please call the office at 410-821-1788 to schedule.

Does this test indicate an active COVID-19 infection?

No. This test detects IgG/IgM antibodies in the blood. An Ig response signals the development of immunity and can indicate prior exposure to the virus or recovery from mild cases.

Negative results do not always rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection, particularly in those who have been in recent contact with the virus. Follow-up testing with a molecular diagnostic assay should be considered to rule out infection in these individuals.

Is this test FDA-approved?

This test has not yet been reviewed by the FDA. However, it can be used in clinical laboratories by health care professionals following the FDA Policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) during the Public Health Emergency.

This test performance has been validated according to high-complexity testing under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). The commercial manufacturer of these tests has notified the FDA that they have validated and are offering serology tests as set forth in Section IV.D of the FDA’s Policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease-2019. The FDA has not reviewed the validation of tests offered by this manufacturer. As stated in Section IV.D of the FDA’s Policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease-2019, the FDA does not intend to object to the development and distribution by commercial manufacturers, or development and use by laboratories, of serology tests to identify antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, where the test has been validated, and notification is provided to the FDA.

Can this test be used for children?

There is evidence that this type of test is not as accurate for children. We do not recommend using this test for children under the age of 2, or children of any age that are currently breastfeeding.

Are there medications that interfere with the test?

Immunosuppressive drugs such as oral or intranasal corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone, beclomethasone, fluticasone, triamcinolone) and topical cortisone suspensions and creams, in addition to immune- modulating drugs, may affect test results for antibody assessment.

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