Tru-Immune™ Test

What is the Tru-Immune™ Test?

 

Tru-Immune® is a sVNT (serum viral neutralizing test) used to assess how effective your body is at fighting off COVID-19. It does this by measuring the activity of neutralizing antibodies to SARSCoV-2. Viral Neutralization Testing has historically been used to evaluate the effectiveness of vaccines and, in this case, gives us a glimpse at how protected from infection a person is at any given time.

 

The test requires a simple venipuncture (blood draw) at our ARCpoint Labs location, which is sent to be tested at Ethos Laboratories, a high complexity lab partner.

 

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What does this test measure?

 

The Tru-Immune® sVNT test measures the neutralizing capacity of your antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This test detects the presence (or absence) of neutralizing antibodies in a sample of your blood. Neutralizing antibodies are responsible for preventing infection rather than marking the virus for another type of immune response.

 

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What do the test results mean?

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A result of less than 20% on this test means your sample did not show any evidence of neutralizing antibody activity at the time of testing[1]. You may be susceptible to infection. Use social measures to decrease the likelihood of disease transmission and to protect yourself and others. It is also possible that you have had an infection but did not mount an adaptive immune response against it because of various underlying health considerations. These considerations may include but are not limited to ongoing immune suppression, long-term inhaled corticosteroid use [2], or an exposure mild enough not to trigger these mechanisms [3].

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A result of 20-100% on this test means you had measurable viral neutralization — presumably by antibodies, but possibly by other immune cells — at the time of testing. At this point in the research cycle, we do not know the level of future protection from infection or how long this potential immunity would persist — if it exists at all.

 

How is this new test different?

 

This Tru-Immune sVNT test measures the level of neutralizing antibodies that are naturally produced after being infected with SARS-CoV-2. The COVID-19 IgG/IgM Antibody Test only indicates if antibodies are present in your body.

 

Sources

 

[1] Wan, C.T. et al. 2020, “A SARS-CoV-2 surrogate virus neutralization test (sVNT) based on antibody-mediated blockage of ACE2-spike (RBD) protein-protein interaction.”

 

[2] https://www.jacionline.org/article/0091-6749(78)90101-X/pdf

 

[3] https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/serology-overview.html

 

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* Important Information

Please note that our tests have not been FDA cleared or approved, but they have been authorized by FDA under Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA’s) for use by authorized laboratories. Depending on the specific test type, these tests are authorized for the detection of SARS CoV-2, its proteins and/or its antibodies. These tests are only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.

 

Please click below to see the specific FDA disclaimers and additional manufacturer information for each test and device used by ARCpoint or our laboratory partners.

 

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