The antibodies IgM/IgG test is a serological test performed with a small finger prick. With this test, a small drop of blood is used to determine whether the body has produced antibodies in response to a COVID-19 infection. It takes about 12 minutes before the test result is known. Of course, there has been a lot of research done on these tests, on this page you can find the research results.
We recommend combining the antibody test with a PCR and/or antigen test at all times. This allows us to accurately assess each stage of any infection. The combination of the antibodies and PCR test costs €135,- and the combination of the antibodies and antigen test costs €80,-. If only the antibodies IgM/IgG test is performed it will cost €45,-.
A negative result means that no coronavirus-related antibodies were detected.
IgM antibodies are visible as a response to infection from day 5 to 7 after the incubation phase. Antibodies can be detectable for 21 days to months.
IgG antibodies are visible as a response to infection from day 7 to 10 after the incubation phase. These antibodies remain detectable weeks to months after infection. These antibodies generally provide a degree of immunity.
When both antibodies are present, it means moving from the early phase to the passaged phase.