Patient FAQs

Can a patient perform this test?

The AntiCoV-ID™ IgG ELISA cannot be used for at-home testing. It can only be used by in a laboratory certified under CLIA to perform high-complexity testing. If you want a COVID-19 serology analysis, please ask your physician to arrange for a laboratory diagnostic test.

Where do I find further information on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19?

Further information on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 can be found at the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) web site (www.cdc.gov) and at the World Health Organization (WHO) web site (www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus).

Physician FAQs

Do the results of the AntiCOV-ID™ IgG ELISA provide a conclusion about infectiousness or immunity?

The results of this test do not support making a conclusion about a patient’s infectiousness. Whether the IgG results obtained by this ELISA support making a conclusion about the immunity of a patient is currently the subject of ongoing scientific research.

Laboratory FAQs

Where can I obtain an AntiCoV-ID IgG ELISA kit?

Please contact Akston’s distributor, Mercodia, Inc. (info-usa@mercodia.com) to order kits.

What laboratory equipment is required to run the AntiCoV-ID IgG ELISA?

The following equipment is needed to perform the test:

  • Pipettes and pipette tips of appropriate sizes – the use of multichannel pipettes is encouraged to reduce the time needed to run the test
  • Items for preparing reagents, such as graduated cylinders, mixing containers, and tubes
  • Microplates or tubes for performing dilutions of serum samples before addition to the assay
  • Plate Magnetic stirrer and Vortexer
  • Deionized purified water
  • Microplate reader equipped to measure at 450 nm
  • Water bath for heat-inactivating virus potentially present in samples (optional)

How long does it take to run the test?

The assay takes approximately 3 hours to run, with a maximum of 38 patient samples (run in duplicate) or 76 patient samples (run in singlet)

To order, or receive pricing and delivery information, please contact our distributor

1590 Westbrook Plaza Drive, Suite 201, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

336-725-8623