The Need for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Testing

The Need for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Testing - Rapid Connect Medical

The Need for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Testing

The SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) is the virus responsible for the spread of the infectious respiratory illness Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the globe. The single-stranded RNA virus can spread from one person to another through droplets or aerosols, airborne, or surface transmission. 

COVID disease is most contagious when people start to show symptoms such as fever with high temperature, coughs, and shortness in breath. According to studies, more than 50% of people with coronavirus will show mild to moderate respiratory illness while others will show no symptoms. It can take from between five and 14 days for the symptoms to show in a person that is infected with the virus. 

According to research, people that show no symptoms are carriers and can highly infect others unknowingly. Most of them will recover fast without requiring special treatment. On the other hand, the elderly and people with underlying medical problems are at the risk of developing serious illnesses. 

In a bid to prevent and slow down the transmission of coronavirus, people are required to follow guidelines such as:

  • Washing and sanitize your hands frequently with soap and running water
  • Trying to avoid touching the face 
  • Avoiding close and unnecessary contact with others 
  • Maintaining a social and physical distance from others when in public places, a distance of 3 feet (1 meter) or more would be appropriate 
  • Wearing face masks to prevent incoming or outgoing droplets 
  • Practicing etiquette especially when coughing and sneezing 
  • Be well informed about COVID-19, the virus, and how it spreads
  • Using eye protection 
  • Staying at home, and if possible, work from home
  • Limiting contact with other people and avoiding traveling If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms 

The gist of it all is that you protect yourself and others from coronavirus infection. 

Why is COVID-19 testing necessary?

As mentioned earlier, some people may not show COVID-19 symptoms, and most of them will develop mild illnesses. Testing for coronavirus is required to decision-making on when you can leave your home. Identifying infected individuals will help stem the spread of the disease by isolating them from the vulnerable people in the population. It also helps in identifying the proper treatment for the infected.

You will need to be tested:

  • If you are showing any of the COVID-19 symptoms 
  • If you have a history of coming into close contact with someone who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus
  • If you are returning from a country that shows a high incidence of the decease
  • If you are classified as a suspect case, usually done after completing a 14-day quarantine period

 PCR Tests For COVID

Most health care facilities will confirm the positive results by running a real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) assay to determine the presence of the virus. This technique is considered to be the gold standard in the diagnosis of COVID-19. The results from these tests are usually accurate but they take longer to be made. A PCR test will require samples taken from the nasal or pharyngeal regions.

Antibody Tests For COVID

Nowadays, most organizations have switched to antibody tests. They are conducted by a coronavirus antibody testing kit. Reliable coronavirus antibody test kits are accurate and this can be verified by their high specificity and sensitivity rates.  The rapid COVID-19 antibody test kit distributed by Rapid Connect Medical come with accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity percentage of 98.23%, 98.88%, and 97.50%, respectively. 

Diagnostic tests for COVID-19 antibodies on human serum, plasma, or whole blood specimen detects the presence of IgM and IgG antibodies against the COVID-19 virus. The presence of Immunoglobulin M (IgM) only indicates that the person may have had a recent infection. Detecting Immunoglobulin G (IgG) only in the specimen shows that the individual had a history with the virus. 

The combination of rRT-PCR test and coronavirus antibody testing kit tests is the surest way to determine whether a person is infected or infectious. To be eligible for a rapid antibody test, patents will need to be screened, interviewed, and assessed by a licensed physician.  The results from a rapid COVID-19 antibody test kit can be easily obtained within 10 minutes. 


The importance of testing for coronavirus is to prevent those who do not know that they are infected from spreading the disease.  It informs in decision making on whether to treat or isolate a patient. Global professional sports leagues and arenas need testing to ensure that their players and officials are safe when they interact. This also applies to organizations that wish to confirm the viral status of their employees and staff.

If you need an innovative and accurate Covid-19 Antibody test kit your organization, then you have come to the right placed. For pricing inquiries, questions, and more information, regarding COVID-19 antibody test kits, you can contact Rapid Connect Medical.

The sampling done with the rapid COVID-19 antibody test kit cassette using lateral flow from Rapid Connect Medical will give you the IgG and IgM detectable diagnostics results from between two and ten minutes. It can be used for reference in combination with the results from an RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction) test. This positive or negative result can be as soon as 3 days after exposure to COVID-19 (sometimes before the onset of symptoms occur).  If you do test positive, potentially exposed, or have traveled to a region with high infection rates, you should seek care from your doctor for treatment and continue to test for IgG antibodies daily until you are cleared to leave quarantine. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy or our antibody test kit is very high.  This testing method for the public gives real time results.

The kits used for diagnostic tests for COVID-19 antibodies are usually designed for research use or qualitative detection of coronavirus, and not home use. Also, they can only be used to test the presence of IgG and IgM antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. Since they are aiding tools to RT-PCR or CT scanning, a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19 should be done by a healthcare professional or physician.

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 validated by a comprehensive clinical study.  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.

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 quantities25 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) Approved, 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 98.23% accurate with results in 2 to 10 minutes.  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.

We offer fast shipping methods for our antibody test kits at an affordable rate. You can order test kits online at

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