Rapid finger-prick test for coronavirus
Identify COVID-19 infection before symptoms appear
Screen workforce and isolate carriers immediately
Four simple steps with results in under 15 minutes
Each kit screens one person.
Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is the body’s largest antibody. It is also the first antibody to appear in response to an initial exposure to an antigen (a toxin or other foreign substance), which induces an immune response in the body. It is widely accepted that IgM provides the first line of defence during viral infections, followed by the generation of adaptive, high affinity IgG responses for long-term immunity and immunological memory. Therefore, testing of COVID-19 IgM and IgG antibodies is an effective method for the rapid identification of a current or recent COVID-19 infection.
Detection of IgM antibodies tends to indicate a recent exposure to COVID-19.
Detection of IgG antibodies indicates a later stage of infection.
Thus, this combined antibody test could also provide information on the stage of infection.
A total of three detection lines are possible. The control (C) line appears when the sample flows through the cassette.
If only the quality control (C) line appears, then no novel coronavirus antibody has been detected and the result is negative. If the control line doesn’t appear, the test has been unsuccessful and needs to be repeated.
Positive Result, M only
If both the quality control line (C) and the detection line M appears, then the novel coronavirus IgM antibody has been detected and the result is positive for the IgM antibody.
Positive Result, G only
If both the quality control line (C) and the detection line G appears, then the novel coronavirus IgG antibody has been detected and the result is positive for the IgG antibody.
Positive Result, G and M
If the quality control line (C) and both detection lines G and M appear, then the novel coronavirus IgG and IgM antibodies have been detected and the result is positive for both the IgG and IgM antibodies.