We understand the concerns about testing accuracy and that is why we chose the company that we did – Vibrant America. In preparation for Synapse offering antibody testing, we contacted several companies requesting their technical data so that we could make the best decision on testing based on each test’s accuracy.
Antibodies to the coronavirus will be created by your immune system if you’ve been exposed to the virus, even if you never developed symptoms. Since a high percentage of people with the coronavirus either do not show any symptoms or only show mild symptoms, it’s possible that many people have been exposed to the virus without knowing it. Antibody testing will tell you if you’ve been exposed.
We want to thank you all for your flexibility as we have temporarily stopped in-person visits over the past few weeks. We understand this placed many of you in difficult circumstances, but this action was taken to ensure the safety of our patients and employees. Over the last several weeks, we have been tracking the developments across the world closely and have deemed it appropriate to reopen the clinic to in-person visits. In order to do that effectively, we will be implementing temporary safety procedures for both our staff members and our patients visiting the clinic. We have developed these procedures by combining best practices and recommendations from health services across the country.
We are pleased to announce that Synapse is now offering our patients and those within the community an individualized testing option for coronavirus exposure. We have partnered with Vibrant America, a laboratory that has a newly created test that screens patients for coronavirus antibodies. This newly developed type of coronavirus antibody screening assesses you for IgG, IgM, and IgA antibodies of various parts of the coronavirus.
Your immune system is responsible for detecting, destroying and clearing out pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria. During any infection, a proper immune response both removes the pathogens and protects your body from unnecessary harm. Sometimes the immune system, even a healthy immune system, can become overwhelmed, allowing you to become sick. This happens to most people every year. If that happens, the immune system response is increased to fight off and clear the infection.
As the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to circulate around the world, and now in the United States, the team at Synapse has been working diligently to determine the best way forward for our clinic, our patients and our community during this outbreak. The Synapse Way has always been to naturally and holistically support individuals with their particular health needs and this current public health concern makes our mission all the more important.
Most people know that the immune system is what keeps us protected from getting sick. It is also responsible for controlling inflammation and protecting us from cancer. What you might not know is that there are many things that can be done to improve your immune system response. By optimizing your immune system, you increase your health and reduce the likelihood of becoming sick. Below are a few tips to improve your immune function and restore your health and vitality.