Professional COVID-19 Antibody Rapid Screening Test
- Results in 15 minutes
- Optimal for testing between 18 and 35 days after initial exposure
- Test kits from just £6 per test – for use by medical professionals
These are professional test kits using a single drop of blood to determine the levels of antibodies (IgM and IgG) using a rapid test device.
These LFIA (Lateral Flow ImmunoAssay) screening kits have been approved for sale in the UK by the MHRA and carry CE certification for use across Europe.
The test itself is carried out using a small lancet similar to that used for a diabetes finger-prick test. It should be carried out under the supervision of a health professional but it is a quick and simple process and we can arrange supervision by a trained nurse via a Zoom session if required.
The results are shown by two lines on the test device – similar to reading a pregnancy test result – one for IgM (the antibody initially created by the body to determine the best way to fight the infection) and IgG (the “mass-produced” antibody used to fight and kill the virus and clear the infection).
Unlike AntiGen testing, which looks for the DNA of the virus in the initial stages of infection, AntiBody testing looks for the bodies’ response to the virus, so is more effective in the latter stages of infection when the levels of the virus have declined (so more difficult to detect using AntiGen testing) and the Antibody levels have risen.