COVID-19 Serology (Antibody) Testing Service-N Protein
Celltechgen Laboratory offers testing for antibodies against either the spike (S) or nucleocapsid (N) proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 viral spike protein have been shown to have neutralizing effects, current vaccines have been developed to elicit antibodies (IgM and IgG) to the spike protein. Celltechgen Laboratory offers qualitative options for testing for spike protein antibodies.
Who can be tested?
Those who have previously been actively infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and do not currently have symptoms or have received a vaccine for COVID-19.
Serum collected by venipuncture
Celltechgen Laboratory does not define antibody results, as the presence or absence of antibodies alone should not be used to diagnose active infection. On the other hand, the presence of antibodies may be associated with immunity or vaccine response which would not be considered abnormal.