VITROS® Total and IgG COVID-19 Antibody Test FDA Authorized

Ortho answers the call for antibody testing, supporting laboratories across the world in their ability to deliver consistently fast, accurate, reliable and actionable test results as healthcare professionals, researchers, and government officials race to find solutions to help stop this devastating pandemic.

How Antibody Testing Can Help Fight COVID-19

Antibody serology (blood based) tests can identify individuals who have developed an immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. These tests can aid in diagnosing symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals of acute infection together with molecular tests or clinical information. They also can identify individuals who have previously been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and recovered.

Introducing VITROS® antibody assays for COVID-19

Total antibody solution

VITROS® Anti-SARS-COV-2 Total* test qualitatively measures total (ALL) antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (IgG, IgM, IgA and other isotypes) and therefore has the widest clinical utility to measure immune response. This antibody test can be used to aid in the diagnosis of acute or past infection in conjunction with other laboratory tests and or clinical information. In addition, this test may be used in population surveillance for viral exposure.


* VITROS® Immunodiagnostic Products Anti-SARS-COV-2 Total Reagent Pack and Calibrators

IgG antibody solution

The VITROS® Anti-SARS-COV-2 IgG* test qualitatively measures IgG Antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This antibody test has long-term applicability in identifying patients with an adaptive immune response, indicating recent or prior infection. In addition, this test may be used in population surveillance for viral exposure.


* VITROS® Immunodiagnostic Products Anti-SARS-COV-2 IgG Reagent Pack and Calibrators

How these antibody tests can help

The VITROS® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests are highly accurate for the detection of COVID-19 antibodies. They are now available on high-throughput, random access, fully-automated VITROS® Systems.

Ortho is delivering solutions to healthcare professionals to help diagnose and manage patients with the COVID-19 disease. Our SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests can also provide critical information to individuals, communities, researchers and government officials to understand this new disease and ultimately stop its spread. Our commitment to deliver trust in results enables confidence in decisions, Because Every Test Is a Life™.

Learn more about how Ortho quickly developed this test from “Palani” Palaniappan, Ph.D, Ortho's chief innovation officer.

To develop the COVID-19 complete antibody test, Ortho built on our history and knowledge of developing world-class infectious disease tests to ensure the excellent clinical sensitivity and specificity performance of the COVID-19 tests, which are critical to ensure confidence in the results these tests deliver. Watch the video at right to hear more.


The Role of the Lab

Now more than ever, we see the critical role the lab and their staff play in helping clinicians quickly and accurately diagnose and triage patients within the overburdened hospitals during this pandemic.

For patients afflicted with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, information provided by the lab can help assess the severity of the infection and monitor therapeutic interventions. Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests can help evaluate the body’s immune response to the disease.

Answering the call

Demonstrating leadership during the most important health crisis in a generation, Ortho is committed in their support of laboratorians and clinicians to remove obstacles and provide solutions that enhance patient outcomes

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