How is COVID-19 Coronavirus detected?
99% of testing around the world for the novel COVID-19 type coronavirus is based on looking for its genetic sequence makers. Either directly by looking at the virus (swab test), or by checking for an immune response in a patient’s blood. Swab test require nose or throat samples to be taken by the trained personnel and sent to a specialised lab for analysis and can only detect active infections. The turnaround time is usually 5 days.
The tests we are supplying are antibody test manufactured by Spring Tests (the leading European Manufacturer of COVID-19 tests). These tests detect two antibodies our bodies produce to kill the virus,IgG and IgM. We keep producing IgG after the virus is eliminated so therefore these tests can reveal who has been infected even after they have recovered allowing companies and healthcare professionals to make an informed decision as to whether their staff are suitable to return to work or not, without waiting for extra lead time. The tests only require a drop of blood and can give results in 10 minutes making them viable for mass use. They are 92% accurate (accounting for variables) meaning you can confidently rely on the result seen.
How to Use
Immunoglobulin M or IgM is the body’s largest antibody and is the first antibody to appear in response to an initial exposure to COVID-19 to help protect it. The second immunoglobulin to appear is IgG which shows long term immunity and immunological memory. Therefore, testing of COVID-19 IgM and IgG antibodies is an effective method for the rapid identification of a current or recent infection and also gives a better view on whether a potential person still poses a risk to others or not.
IgM positive result: tends to indicate a recent exposure to COVID-19.
IgG positive result: indicates a later stage of infectin (and immunity)
IgG and IgM positive result: Indicates the person developing into immunity after a recent infection.
How the results are presented: