WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COVID19Ab Rapid Test AND OTHER TESTS?

Currently, there are two main types of tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection detection available on the market: molecular tests that detect the presence of the virus in bodily fluids and serological tests that detect antibodies to the virus in human blood.

Molecular tests are based on RT-PCR technique to transcribe, multiply and detect viral RNA. Molecular tests use nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs that are sent to laboratories for analysis. Molecular tests can take hours to days or even weeks to perform depending on laboratory location and testing capacity.

Serological tests detect the presence of antibodies to Covid-19 in whole blood, plasma or serum – not the virus itself. Serological tests are faster than molecular tests and can be an instant point of care tests or can be performed in a laboratory. Serological tests can be qualitative and quantitative.

COVID19 Ab Rapid Test is an instant qualitative serological test. It detects the presence of IgM and IgG antibodies specific to the novel coronavirus.

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