COVID-19

New COVID-19 Related Autoimmune / Vasculitis Panel

 

Autoimmune manifestations are commonly encountered in COVID-19 patients. Of particular note is the recently described cross-reactivity between the SARS CoV-2 spike protein and extractable nuclear antigens (ENA). This warrants screening patients for anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) and confirmatory testing with a comprehensive panel of ENA.

Kawasaki-like vasculitis is also a potential complication of SARS CoV-2 infection, primarily in children but frequently in adults. Contributing factors to COVID related vasculitis include circulating immune complexes and anti-cardiolipin antibody (ACA). Identification of these factors may aid in the prevention of adverse thrombotic events.

Immco’s new COVID-19 Related Autoimmune/Vasculitis Panel will help you diagnose patients with manifestations of autoimmune diseases after contracting COVID-19. This comprehensive panel will be read by an immunologist and will help you in the treatment of your patients.

This panel includes:

ANA
dsDNA
ANCA
Anti-cardiolipin antibody (ACA) IgG, IgA, IgMz
Immune Complexes (CIC)
SSA/Ro
Centromere
U1 Sn RNP A
SSA/La
PM/Scl-100
U1 Sn RNP C
PM/Scl-75
Mi-2
SM
Jo-1
Ku
U1 Sn RNP 68
SRP 54

 

COVID-19 Molecular PCR testing

A molecular test is available to test symptomatic patients for COVID-19. The PCR testing that we use for transplant patients is utilized to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2. PCR testing is considered the most accurate COVID-19 test available.

Immco is committed to serve our Western New York Community by doing our part to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are here to serve health care professionals to get the answers you need as quickly as possible.

Specimen collection and processing

If you suspect your patient has COVID-19, please collect a nasopharyngeal swab sample. Specimen collection kits are available free of charge by clicking the “Request Test Kits” button above, call 800-537-8378, or email laboratoryservices@immco.com.

Storage Instructions

Room temperature swabs can be sent if received within 24 hours of collection. Refrigerated specimens can be used if received for testing within 72 hours of collection.

COVID-19 Antibody testing

The Trinity Biotech Captia SARS CoV-2 IgG EIA kit is used to detect IgG antibodies to S1 & S2 spike antigens of the SARS CoV-2 Virus in serum and plasma. Manufactured with recombinant antigens, crucial for maximum sensitivity and specificity.

  • Excellent Performance 95.1% Sensitivity / 98.2% Specificity

Sample Submission 

5-10ml of blood in a red top or serum separator tube. Specimen collection kits are available free of charge by clicking the “Request Test Kits” button above, call 800-537-8378, or email laboratoryservices@immco.com.

Immco is working continuously to support the needs of health care workers and patients. All guidelines from the CDC, New York State DOH and other health care authorities will be followed.