The Use of Covid-19 Antibody Tests in African Countries

The Use of Covid-19 Antibody Tests in African Countries

As developed countries and western governments make strides in testing its citizens for COVID-19 antibodies to inform decisions on whether to re-open their economies, developing countries are still administering viral testing. Most of them have closed their borders, while some have imposed total lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic.

A good number of developing countries have started making preparations for COVID-19 antibody testing in a bid to harmonize border testing and recognition of certificates or immunity passports to facilitate traveling between continents. Rapid antibody-based diagnostics tests can be used to ascertain a population’s seroprevalence and the estimated potential herd immunity values.

The use of antibody tests in Africa is mainly for epidemiological studies. In Mozambique, the country held a COVID-19 seroepidemiological survey in its capital city Maputo. Ghana is yet to approve the manufacture and use of Covid-19 antibody testing medical device after a company, Incas Diagnostics, requested for the approval of its new COVID-19 antibody test.

According to the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), Covid-19 antibody tests are now legal in South Africa. The country intends to use the tests for monitoring and surveillance activities- serological surveys, epidemiological studies, and the identification of COVID-19 hotspots.

Developing countries are using COVID-19 antibody tests for surveys to assess the degree of people’s exposure to the virus. Africa has begun a continent-wide study of antibodies to the coronavirus in a bit to know the real number of COVID-19 cases.

Africa has its hopes in antibody tests to help countries in the continent to reopen their economies owing that Western governments are using the same technique to restrict restrictions. More than 20 countries in the continent have full border closures and are imposing testing at entry points.

Towards the end of July, countries such as Nigeria, Morocco, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Zambia, and Zimbabwe had committed to start administering coronavirus antibody tests as part of their efforts to understand the extent of the spread in their respective regions. They are interested in finding out how many of their citizens have been infected.

In Senegal, an institution in the country is working on the development of affordable COVID-19 antibody test kits. When the coronavirus antibody testing kits are ready for use, they will be rolled out at $1.  These medical devices have the design of a home pregnancy kit and are thought to produce results in less than 10 minutes. They are essential and convenient because they do not require electricity infrastructure or complex systems.

Testing for the novel coronavirus requires a highly equipped lab with sophisticated equipment. In Senegal, it appears that diagnostic tests for COVID-19 antibodies can be used as the best alternative solution for the costly polymerase chain reaction, or PCR viral tests. Furthermore, the new pocket-sized test tools are by far much cheaper and easy to distribute across sub-Saharan Africa.

Lack of coronavirus testing kits is one of the biggest problems on the African continent. What most of the countries in developing and the world’s poorest countries are doing to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus is to reduce the cost of testing by developing low-cost antibody tests or supply chains. Experts see the idea behind the development of test kits made for African countries as a game-changer to the continent.

In countries such as Kenya, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, a rapid COVID-19 antibody test kit is perceived as good diagnostic equipment for use in carrying out seroprevalence surveys.  The government laboratories or independent health agencies in these countries are using serology tests to find out the spread or incidence of SARS-CoV-2 in a large community.

In Africa, antibody tests find use in determining the status of asymptomatic individuals, health care workers, and people tasked with providing essential services. A COVID-19 antibody test kit can also be used in contact tracing to establishing past exposure COVID-19. History of the previous infection can be very helpful in estimating the level of herd immunity in a community.

Most of the countries in Africa follow the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), which up until now does not recommend the use of antibody- detecting rapid diagnostic tests for patient care. The agency only encourages the use of these medical products for disease surveillance and epidemiologic research projects.

If you are looking to use a low-cost testing strategy for your organizations, then you can try what Rapid Connect Medical offers. The Company is a key distributor of reliable coronavirus antibody test kits. Through their rapid-ship response team, you can purchase affordable and FDA EUA authorized rapid coronavirus (sars-cov-2) IgM/IgG rapid test kits.

A range of affordable mass screening point-of-care tests are available on order from different authorized distributors such as Rapid Connect Medical. This company allows companies and investors to make bulk test kit orders through its rapid-ship response team. If you would like to get more information on the testing capability of their covid-19 antibody test kits, feel free to contact Rapid Connect Medical and place your order today.

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. A single finger prick to draw blood can be used with our kit that detects antibodies.  This positive or negative result can be detected as soon as 3 days after exposure to COVID-19 (sometimes before the onset of symptoms occur).  Knowing if you have active igM antibodies even in the first week of infection can help get the best treatment for an infected person.

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 and helps to identify initial infection before the severe flu like symptoms begin.  This kit is intended to be administered by a health care professionals and providers at a clinic or other health care facilities.  Many of the faulty test kits were removed from the FDA EUA website; all of our test kits are authorized by the FDA and their data appears and is included on that website.  Consumers can trust the validity and quality of the antibody test kits sold by Rapid Connect Medical.

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.

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 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) 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.  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.

Important Features:

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. 

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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