What is an antibody test?
Antibody testing also known as serology testing is a test used to analyze a patient’s blood sample that is usually collected from the vein or finger. The test is used with the aim of trying to find antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Antibodies are Y-shaped proteins produced by the immune system to fight against infection caused by bacteria and viruses.
Antibodies being present in the system means the person was once infected. Relating this to COVID-19, when the virus’s antibodies are found in your system it means you were infected in the past. This can happen without you experiencing any symptoms because the virus is can be very discrete. Antibody tests cannot be used to detect SARS-CoV-2 viruses, only its antibodies.
According to information released by the World Health Organization, antibodies are usually produced after 7 days of infection, and they increase in amount as time goes on. Using this information, it means that when antibody tests are used on a patient too early, false-negative results might be processed. It also means that it cannot be used to detect active cases of the virus, especially for those who are exhibiting symptoms. If you are exhibiting symptoms, it is recommended by the CDC and WHO that you go for a viral test. The viral tests are used for diagnostic purposes.
There are many test kits available on sale, but what many people don’t know is that they have not received any formal approval from the Food and Drugs Administration. Because the approval process will take a long time to complete and the tests are urgently needed, some of the tests have received an emergency use authorization (EUA). This allows the tests to be used by health facilities and testing centers without approval for emergency purposes.
Are antibody tests accurate?
Antibody tests are not 100% accurate just like every medical test available. The result obtained from the tests be it false-negative or false-positive results depend on how the tests are being administered and their conditions. With antibody tests, scientists have realized that results are accurate when the test is done within two or more weeks after infection. Testing sooner than the estimated time after infection usually leads to false-negative results because the antibodies have not had the time to develop yet.
Antibody tests sometimes give false-positive results, meaning it shows you have antibodies meanwhile you don’t. The SARS-CoV-2 virus has similarities with other respiratory-related viruses. At time antibody tests detect other antibodies that are similar to the COVID-19 virus’s antibodies, producing positive results.
Are you immune to COVID-19 after testing positive to an antibody test?
When antibodies of an illness are found in the immune system of an individual, it usually offers immunity for a few years. Meaning the person will not be infected until the antibodies are no longer in the system. Many assume that because antibodies offer this functionality, it applies to the SARS-CoV-2. You might indeed gain a certain level of immunity when COVID-19 antibodies are in your system, but scientists don’t know how long this immunity will last.
Another thing to note is that the length of immunity depends on the amounts of antibodies in the system. To stay on the safer side when you test positive for any antibody test, it is best you still follow the COVID-19 protocols to protect yourself, until approved antibody tests that provide more information is released.
Rapid Covid-19 Antibody Test Kits
Rapid COVID-19 antibody tests kits are like the regular antibody test kits. The only difference between them is that the rapid test kits produce results faster within minutes. Rapid Covid-19 antibody test kits are the kits used by health professionals to help detect antibodies because of how severe the pandemic has been so far, with many distributors of rapid Covid-19 antibody test kits in the market. As a healthcare facility, it is essential to use proper testing kits to give reliable and accurate results.
Rapid Connect Medical is a distributor of Rapid Covid-19 antibody testing kits. The FDA has approved all testing kits we distribute. The test kits distributed produce accurate and reliable results when used correctly. The use of proper rapid Covid-19 antibody test kits helps to make the fight against the virus easier.
An antibody detection test cassette contains antigens from SARS-CoV-2 combined with gold nanoparticles. The device has two wells (one for specimen and one buffer) and a control region on the upper end. Two types of antibodies are of great importance in diagnostic tests for COVID-19 antibodies: Immunoglobulin M (IgM) and Immunoglobulin G (IgG).
The importance of the gold nanoparticles in the detection test cassette is to create a colored line in the control region. Antigens targeting a specific antibody are located in their respective regions on the nitrocellulose membrane of the test cassette. The IgG and IgM regions are coated with anti-human antibodies for each.
The rapid COVID-19 antibody test kits you will find on the market are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies. The ones distributed by Rapid Connect Medical are FDA research approved and evaluated and validated by a comprehensive clinical study. This antigen test kit was developed in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and offers a power tool for health care providers. The immune response produced by a Coronavirus viral infection is what this test measures. The CDC testing standards for laboratories were strictly followed during the clinical trials for our antibody test kit.
This is a serology elisa based test for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in serum or plasma components of blood. Information on the collection data, total sample size, and validation of lab samples can be found here for review. Interpretations of test results should be confirmed with a lab and a a medical professional should diagnose your infection status not only on the sole basis of your rapid test kit results. This rapidtest should be performed by a licensed medical professional and your infection status determination may require additional tests. With the presence for IgG antibodies people can have immunity for some time. While viruses such as influenza have been a problem in the past, Covid-19 is a serious problem we aim to help eliminate.
Rapid Connect Medical distributes large orders of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) IgM/IgG rapid test kits to global professional sports league and arenas. Rapid Connect Medical is the leading provider of Covid-19 Antibody test kits in small quantities, 25 test kit packs, as well as bulk orders for large countries, companies, and organizations. If your institute or corporation is in the need of antibody test kits, feel free to email our sales team. The company covers the USA, Canada, South America, and European territories. Therefore, if you are from these areas, Rapid Connect Medical will be able to assist you with availability, pricing, and ordering. Our test kit is considered to be the best product on the market for rapid Covid-19 antibody testing.
Our test kits are FDA EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) Authorized, have the CE Declaration for authorized European Union distribution, and have an authorization for use by the HHS for Pharmacies and Pharmacists. Federal guidance has been issues for Rapid Connect Medical’s COVID-19 Antibody test kit that is 98.20% accurate with results in 2 to 10 minutes. After evaluation by the FDA, our kits are high in sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy. The measure or estimate of infection rate spikes can be determined by the results of the recipients or hospital patients tested. The result of the test show in red lines on the corresponding IgG and IgM areas of the cassette are easy to interpret.
Don’t take a risk using inferior test kits, our Antibody Test kits are tested in a biotechnology laboratory! The development of the technology for this screening standard with confirmed scientific accuracy is unique to Rapid Connect Medical‘s Antibody Test Kit. If you are interested in order a large quantity for commercial, biomedical, biological, science, or pharmaceutical applications and have questions, feel free to book a call with our sales team. In response to the global demand, our manufacturers have the capacity to support your required production needs. Covid-19 testing is also covered by many insurance plans. For our update on insurance coverage from our website, that can be accessed here. Our newest test kit also has data from specimens collected by the Mayo clinic. The healthcare and research sector has been the main developer of testing and diagnostics solutions. The proper diagnosis of coronavirus can help stop the spread.
With the prevalence of COVID-19 these days on a national and global scale, you can trust the accuracy and performance of our test kits. These test kits give you the confidence to visit friends and loved ones. Each box contains easy to follow instructions. Agencies can implement a local regular testing interval to detect a spike of cases. If you have respiratory issues or other symptoms, you should report to your doctor for testing.
Certification and Authorization – COVID-19 antibody test kits from Rapid Connect Medical are safe for use under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). They also are authorized by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Pharmacy or Pharmacist use. The antibody test kits come with a CE Declaration, meaning that they are clear for use in countries that fall under the European Union. This test kit is also CLIA waived for Point of Care Settings.
Storage and Quality – the Coronavirus antibody testing kits from Rapid Connect Medical have a shelf life of 24 months from the date of manufacture.
Ease of Use – the COVID-19 antibody test kits from Rapid Connect Medical are easy to use and you can get your results in two to ten minutes. The antibody test kits are designed for medical professional use and not as an over-the-counter product for home use.
Technology – the rapid serologic COVID-19 antibody test kits from Rapid Connect Medical use lateral flow technology.
We offer fast shipping methods for our antibody test kits at an affordable rate. You can order test kits online at https://rapidconnectmedical.com/
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