Coronavirus Covid-19 IgG antibody rapid test kit
The rapid onsite Corona virus antibody test kit manufactured by ALLTEST enables fast screening for antibodies to Covid-19. Results are available within 10 minutes.
How should the Covid-19 antibody test kits be used
This instant CoronaCovid-19 IgG antibody test kit is not intended for use in the immediate diagnosis of Covid-19, as in the early stages antibody levels may be below the detection level, rather is is intended to identify if antibodies are present following either previous infection or vaccination, with resulting detectable levels of antibody in the blood.
This ALLTEST Covid-19 antibody test kit is certified for professional end use only, and is not a home or self test kit.
Following a mass population vaccination program in the UK, and high recorded levels of natural infection with Covid-19, there is now a requirement for the detection of antibodies to COVID-19, both in deciding if individuals have previously had the infection, but also if vaccination has been effective, and if antibody levels have remained in the blood, and not reduced below a protective level.
The ALLTEST Covid 19 antibody IgG test LOD (limit of detection) is 2.5mu/ml, which is considered the significant protective level of antibody in human serum. A positive IgG lateral flow with this test kit is therefore an indicator of good levels of antibodies against Covid-19 at the time of testing.
It is hoped that the rapid on-site test kit will allow mass Covid 19 antibody level population screening for the first time, and will also be of great value for monitor antibody levels in population screening, especially in frontline healthcare and social care workers.
How does the Corona virus Covid-19 antibody test kit work
The new Corona rapid diagnostic test kit works in a similar way to a other lateral flow rapid test kits, with a Test or T line embedded with antigen which binds dye bonded antibody particles from the sample.
The rapid Covid-19 antibody test kit requires a small sample of blood, which can be obtained by finger prick, and the results are read at 10-20 minutes. (it is also suitable for anti-coagulated samples of clinical venous blood)
The Corona test kit is looking for the presence of IgG antibody against Corono virus, 2019-nCoV, now known as Covid-19, which are the antibodies that are produced in response to infection.