+ Does SJMC offer COVID-19 Neutralizing Antibody Test?
Yes. We offer this test at SJMC. This is a blood test
+ What is the selling price of the COVID-19 Neutralizing Antibody Test?
The price of the test is RM118.00. RM 118 is the total package price if done at the SJMC Health Screening Centre. Additional charges will apply if the test is done at the Outpatient Clinics.
+ Where can I go for the test? Any specific location?
At SJMC, the test is available at the Health Screening Centre and the Outpatient Clinics including Evening Clinics.
+ Do I need to make an appointment to do the test?
No. You can walk-in to our Health Screening Centre (HSC) during business hours to get the test done. However, for outpatient clinics, you will need to call the Contact Centre at +603-5639 1212 to book an appointment with your preferred specialist.
The test will be available at the HSC from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm and Saturday from 8.30am to 12.30pm. Sunday/Public Holiday is closed for both HSC and Outpatient Clinics.
+ Do I need to fast first before doing the test?
No. You are not required to fast.
+ When can I do the COVID-19 Neutralizing Antibody test?
You are advised to do the test 14 days or later, after completion of the 2nd COVID-19 vaccination.
+ When will the result be available after the test?
The result will be available in one (1) working day.
Eg. For samples taken in the afternoon, the results will only be released on the next working day.
+ What does the result tell me?
It gives an indication of your immune status or if you have had COVID-19 infection previously. The explanation will be given with the result.
+ What is COVID-19 NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODY test?
Measurement of Covid-19 neutralizing antibodies made by your immune system that can effectively block the virus from entering the human cells to cause infection. This can be in response to previous infection or vaccination.
+ Is it compulsory to do the test?
+ Are the samples processed in-house or outsourced?
+ Can I use a Guarantee Letter (GL) from my company or insurer to do this test or must it be self-paid?
The Covid-19 Neutralizing Antibody test is available for self-pay customers. Should you wish to use a GL for the test, you are advised to check with your company / insurer.
+ Can the result be shared with me via email or WhatsApp?
RResult will be shared via email.
+ Is there any age limit to do this test? Do you allow children to be tested?
Currently there is no guideline on age restriction.
+ Is it advisable for pregnant women to do this test?
Currently there is no guideline on restriction.
+ Can patients who were vaccinated a month or two ago do this test?
Yes, they can. This is testing the level of immunity in the body.
+ What are the benefits of the test (at least 3 points)?
Post-vaccination: to check whether your body’s immune system shows any response to vaccination; assessment of antibody-associated immunity.
Post-infection: to identify individuals with past exposure to COVID-19.
Baseline screening: to identify immune status for employee screening or possible travelling pre-requisite in the future.
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+ How accurate is this test?
Sensitivity = 99.45%
Specificity = >99%
+ My entire family needs to get tested. How can I arrange that?
You are advised to ring up the Health Screening Centre (HSC) to arrange an appointment for your family. This is to allow us to properly manage the crowd in compliance with guidelines and SOPs. SJMC HSC Hotline: +603-5639 1389.
+ Do I need a referral from my doctor to do the test?
Yes. Please proceed to the Health Screening Centre (HSC) or the Outpatient Clinics to get the test done. The test shall be ordered by Medical Doctors.
+ How will I receive my test results?
Health Screening Centre or the Outpatient Clinic will contact you when the result is ready. Result turnaround time is one working day.
+ Will my health insurance cover the test?
Please refer to your health insurance service provider.
+ What does it mean if I have a negative test result?
A negative result does not completely rule out the possibility of the disease or immune response to the vaccination. Among possible reasons:
Samples from very early (pre-seroconversion) phase
Declining or waning antibody titers
Certain patients with confirmed infection do not produce antibodies
+ Can I drive through to get this test done?