The COVID-19 antibodies test is an immunoassay that checks for COVID-19 antibodies in a blood sample. Antibodies are produced by the immune response to fight off infections. The COVID-19 antibodies detects presence of both IgM and IgG antibodies, which are specific to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.
The COVID-19 antibodies test offered by NIPD Genetics is the Anti-SARS-CoV-2 test designed and manufactured by ROCHE Diagnostics, a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. The COVID-19 antibodies test has been authorised by the US FDA and has been approved for use by NHS in the UK.
Antibody tests detect antibodies that are produced by the immune system in response to infection. They are usually produced several days after the infection and they can be present at the same time as an active infection. The COVID-19 antibodies test detects if an individual has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 – even without showing symptoms for it– and whether they have developed antibodies against it.
Molecular RT-PCR tests detect the genetic material of the virus. These tests are useful to diagnose a person with an active infection, and can help with getting that person proper medical care, protecting their family members and others by self-isolating and controlling the spread of the disease.
Upon receiving your application we will contact you with details of your appointment for sample collection. For more information call 22 267 899 .
Anyone can get tested for COVID-19 antibodies. If you suspect that you had an unconfirmed COVID-19 infection or want to know if you have COVID-19 antibodies currently you should get tested.
The test identifies people who are at risk for infection (negative result) or people who are potentially infectious or people who developed an immune response to the virus (positive result). Several ongoing studies are currently investigating whether having antibodies will provide immunity to a future outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the level of antibodies needed for protection, the duration of this protection and any other associated factors.
The sensitivity and specificity of the COVID-19 antibodies test increases with time after exposure because the immune system needs a few days to create antibodies in response to a virus. Therefore it is important to get tested at the optimal time.
COVID-19 (COrona VIrus Disease 19) is the name for an infectious disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which first appeared in 2019. Human Coronaviruses (HCoVs) generally cause mild illnesses like common cold but three HCoVs can cause lethal illnesses — SARS-CoV which causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), MERS-CoV which causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19.
COVID-19 is mainly transmitted via droplets caused by coughing and sneezing by a person who already has the disease, and also via indirect transmission through contaminated surfaces.
COVID-19 produces symptoms very similar to influenza (seasonal flu). However, in a small number of patients who are at high-risk due to older age or pre-existing conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease, it can cause respiratory failure and lead to death in some people.
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